Laboratory testing results of kinetics and processing technology of the polymetallic sulphide concentrate Blagojev Kamen - Serbia


  • Milorad č†irković
  • Željko Kamberović
  • Mile Bugarin


polymetalic concentrate, oxidation, kinetics, Sharp.


This work presents the laboratory testing results of kinetics the oxidation process and sample processing of the sulphide polymetallic concentrate Blagojev Kamen. The aim of investigation is recovery of these types of raw material, present in large quantities in the peripheral parts of already used primary mineral deposits of copper, because of their high economic potential due to the content of a large number of metals and especially precious metals. Characterization of this raw material is based on the chemical analyses, XRD results, DTA analysis, etc. For these investigations, the sulphide concentrate with the following content was used in %: Cu - 2.3; Fe - 19.8; S - 27.19; Zn - 9.13; As - 0.167; Pb - 15.63; SiO2 - 17.93; CaO - 0.97; Al2O3 - 1.43; Ag - 480 g/t; Au - 659 g/t. Kinetic investigations of oxidation processes were carried out under the isothermal conditions within the temperature range of 400 to 625 oC. The Sharp's model was used for determination the kinetics parameters, and determined values of activation energy are 67 kJ/mole for the first period, and 47 kJ/mole for the second period. Pyrometallurgical treatment of this type of polymetallic concentrate, in the laboratory conditions, was carried out using the oxidative roasting and, then the reduction smelting was done in the Taman's furnace. Gold from 90.5 to 97.95% and silver from 77.28 to 93.37% are moved into the raw lead (smelting product). Gold from 1.1 to 3.92% and silver from 4.35 to 8.42% are moved into the polymetallic copper matte. Gold from 0.58 to 1.6% and silver from 2.45 to 6.82% are moved into the slag.


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How to Cite

č†irković, Milorad, Željko Kamberović, and Mile Bugarin. 2016. “Laboratory Testing Results of Kinetics and Processing Technology of the Polymetallic Sulphide Concentrate Blagojev Kamen - Serbia”. Metallurgical and Materials Engineering 22 (2):117-28.



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