Metal Winning: Occurrence and Ore-Preparation

  • A. R. Bailey


Occurrence. Metals occur mainly in the earth’s crust, sometimes in the “ native ” or free elemental form, but usually as compounds with other elements. Naturally-occurring elements and compounds are known as minerals; compound minerals are referred to by proper names (Table 15).


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Additional Reading

  1. 1.
    Rutleys Elements of Mineralogy, by H. H. Read. (24th Ed., Thomas Murby, 1948).Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Principles of Mineral Dressing, by A. M. Gaudin. (McGraw-Hill, 1939).Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    A Text-book of Ore Dressing, by S. J. Truscott. (Macmillan, 1923).Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Handbook of Mineral Dressing, by A. F. Taggart. (2nd Ed., Wiley: Chapman and Hall, 1945). This is a work of reference.Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Handbook of Non-Ferrous Metallurgy, edited by D. M. Liddell. Vol. 1. (2nd Ed., McGraw-Hill, 1945).Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    An Introduction to Mineral Dressing, by E. J. Pryor. (Mining Publication, 1955).Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    Flotation, by A. M. Gaudin. (2nd Ed., McGraw-Hill, 1957).Google Scholar

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© A. R. Bailey 1960

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. R. Bailey
    • 1
  1. 1.Royal School of Mines, Imperial College of Science and TechnologyUK

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