Mineral Liberation and Beneficiation of Lunar High-Ti Mare Basalt, 71055: Digital-Imaging Analyses

by John G. Chambers,
Lawrence A. Taylor,
Allan Patchen,
David S. McKay,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Engineering, Construction, and Operations in Space IV


Knowledge of the abundance of various lunar minerals and the ability to effectively beneficiate thee minerals are important requirements for effective utilization of lunar resources. SEM/EMP digital-imaging analyses of raw materials and beneficiated products provide an important step toward accurate mineral liberation estimates. Such analyses have shown that mineral liberation predictions made with width vs, mineral fraction curves are only approximate.

Subject Headings: Minerals | Moon | Water treatment | Chemical treatment | Chemical processes | Volcanic deposits | Space colonies

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