Mass Transfer of Base Metals in Upward Penetration of Solutions in Tailing Dumps

A. G. Mikhailov, I. I. Vashlaev & E. V. Morozov // Journal of Mining Science//

The article describes the studies into the process of upward mass transfer in flotation tailings with water solutions. The swift-flowing geological process is investigated using the magnetic resonance imaging. The kinetics of water-soluble minerals as well as the structure and substance transformations in the body of tailings are studied for substantiating in-situ formation of the target concentration zones at the tailings surface.