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The Recovery of Cesium Salts from the Taron Deposit

  • Mohammad Mokmeli
  • David DreisingerEmail author
  • William (Bill) McWilliam
  • Colin Oloman
  • David Trueman
  • Bruce Downing
  • Rod McElroy
Conference paper
Part of the The Minerals, Metals & Materials Series book series (MMMS)

Abstract

The Taron deposit in Argentina contains significant concentrates of cesium in a complex oxidized mineral assemblage associated with iron-arsenic-aluminum-manganese-silica mineralization. The recovery of cesium has been studied using sulfuric acid leaching with recovery of cesium as alum. The waste solution from cesium recovery is oxidized and neutralized to form stable iron–arsenate residues. The cesium alum is further treated to form high purity cesium hydroxide, which may be further processed to a range of cesium salts including cesium formate. The initial process developments for the Taron deposit are presented.

Keywords

Taron Cesium Acid Alum 

Reference

  1. 1.
    GeoSim Services Inc (2017) Taron Project NI 43–101 Technical Report, Salta Province, Argentina, September 14, 2017Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohammad Mokmeli
    • 1
  • David Dreisinger
    • 1
    Email author
  • William (Bill) McWilliam
    • 2
  • Colin Oloman
    • 3
  • David Trueman
    • 4
  • Bruce Downing
    • 5
  • Rod McElroy
    • 6
  1. 1.Department of Materials EngineeringUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada
  2. 2.Cascadero Copper CorporationNorth VancouverCanada
  3. 3.Department of Chemical and Biological EngineeringUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada
  4. 4.RichmondCanada
  5. 5.LangleyCanada
  6. 6.VancouverCanada

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