Phosphate Rock Mining

What is Phosphate Rock

The term phosphate rock (or phosphorite) is used to denote any rock with high phosphorus content. The largest and least expensive source of phosphorus is obtained by mining and concentrating phosphate rock from the numerous phosphate deposits of the world.  Phosphate RockSome phosphate rock is used to make calcium phosphate nutritional supplements for animals. Pure phosphorus is used to make chemicals for use in industry.  The most important use of phosphate rock, though, is in the production of phosphate fertilizers for agriculture.  Virtually all common fertilizers have an “N-P-K” rating.  Phosphorus is the “P” in fertilizers.  Phosphorus is involved in numerous plant functions, but its most important role is helping plants capture the sun’s energy and begin the photosynthesis process.

Phosphate Rock Mining

Most phosphate rock is mined using large-scale surface methods. In the past, underground mining methods played a greater role, but their contribution to world production is declining. Often extraction operations supply feed to a nearby fertilizer-processing complex for the production of downstream concentrated fertilizer products. Currently, most phosphate rock production worldwide is extracted using opencast dragline or open-pit shovel/excavator mining methods. This method is employed widely in parts of the United States, Morocco and Russia.

During surface mining, overburden is drilled, blasted, and removed by dragline to the side of the mining area for subsequent reclamation. Small draglines, electric shovels and bulldozers recover the upper ore body. The intercalating limestone layer is then blasted and removed to expose the phosphate bed, which is loaded onto trucks. Dredge mining uses bucket wheel excavators, draglines, scrapers, shovels and dredges. The three major methods of hauling materials in phosphate mining are pumping, trucking and transporting using conveyer belts.

Phosphate Rock Mining Process

Phosphate Rock mining process

Flotation process
Direct flotation inhibits gangue minerals by effective inhibitors, and the phosphorus mineral is enriched in foam by collecting agent. This process is suitable for low grade phosphate ores including magmatite type apatite and sedimentary metamorphic type phosphorite ore

Reverse Flotation Process
Mainly used for the separation of phosphate and dolomite; dolomite is collected with fatty acid collector in weak alkaline medium, and the phosphorus mineral is enriched in the groove. The biggest advantage of reverse flotation process is the realization of the normal temperature flotation.

Double-Reverse Flotation Process
In alkaline conditions, double-reverse flotation makes the silicate surface positively charged, and the anionic collector separates minerals meaning floating dolomite firstly, and then reverse floating silicate; the product is heavy concentrate in groove; the production line can be carried out at normal temperature and coarse grain condition.

JXSC Mining Processing

---Diamond Processing Plant---
8TPH Diamond Mining Process in Angola
18TPH Alluvial Gold & Diamond Mining Process in Angola
50TPH Alluvial Diamond Mining Process in Central African
50TPH Diamond Extraction Process Flow Chart
60TPH Alluvial Diamond Extraction Process in Venezuela
75TPH Diamond Dense Medium Separation Process in Congo
---Chrome Processing Plant---
1.2TPH Chromite Ore Beneficiation Process Flow
15TPH Chrome Ore Beneficiation Process in Ukraine
24TPH Chrome Ore Processing Plant in South Africa
25TPH Chromite Ore Concentrating Plant in South Africa
50TPH Chromite Ore Beneficiation Process in South Africa

---Silica Processing Plant---
50TPH Silica Sand Processing Plant in Indonesia
65TPH Silica Sand Washing Plant in Malaysia
100TPH Silica Sand Processing & Washing Plant in Malaysia
20TPH Beach Sand Mining Plant in India
100TPH Beach Sand Zircon Mining Plant in Sierra Leone
---Coltan Processing Plant---
10TPH Coltan Ore Mining Plant in Liberia
10TPH Alluvial Coltan Process Plant In Mozambique
20TPH Tantalum Niobium Mining Plant in Uganda
25TPH Tantalite Mining Plant in Burundi
100TPH Alluvial Coltan Processing Plant in Nigeria
100TPH Tantalite Ore Processing Plant in Sierra Leone
150TPH Coltan Ore Processing Plant in Ghana
---Lead, zinc, iron, manganese, etc---
15TPH Tailings Lead & Barite Extraction Plant in Iran
30TPH Rock Lead Zinc Process Plant in Morocco
200TPH Rock Manganese Mining Plant in Zambia
150TPH Iron Ore Processing Plant in Malaysia
8TPH Gold & Tin Extraction Process in Zimbabwe
10TPH Tin Ore Slag Beneficiation Processing Plant in Malaysia
50TPH Alluvial Tin Ore Mining Plant in Nigeria
3TPH Barite Beneficiation Process Plant in Morocco

---Gold Washing Plant---
0.5TPH Portable Hard Rock Gold Processing Plant in Sudan
0.5TPH Small Rock Gold Processing Plant In Sudan
1T/H Rock Gold Processing Plant In India
2TPH Quartzite Gold Wash Plant In Africa
2TPH Small Scale Rock Gold Processing Plant In Congo
4TPH Gold Ore Processing Plant In Zimbabwe
5T/H Rock Gold Processing Plant In Tanzania
5TPH Quartz Rock Gold Mining Process in Nigeria
10TPH Alluvial Coltan Process Plant In Mozambique
10TPH Copper Mining Process Plant In Zambia
10TPH Sulfide Gold Processing Plant In Ghana
20TPH Rock Contain Gold Mining Process in Zimbabwe

20TPH Alluvial Gold & Hard Rock Gold Processing Plant in Madagascar
30TPH Placer Gold & Rock Gold Wash Plant in Zambia
50TPH Gold Washing Plant In Uzbekistan
50TPH Alluvial Gold Mining Process In Ghana
50TPH Alluvial Gold Washing Plant In Sierra Leone
60TPH Wheel Mobile Gold Processing Plant In Mali

60TPH Gold Processing Plant In Russia
60TPH Mobile Alluvial Gold Wash Plant In Ghana
60TPH Small Portable Gold Wash Plant in Mali
75TPH Hard Rock Gold Mining Plant in Sudan
100TPH Clay Alluvial Gold Washing Plant In Ghana
100TPH Alluvial Gold & Diamond Processing Plant in Congo
100TPH Rock Copper & Cobalt Ore Process Plant In Congo
100TPH Tailings Copper & Zinc Process Plant In Kyrgyzstan
100TPH Gold Tailings Processing Plant In Uganda
100TPH Placer Gold Processing Plant In Kyrgyzstan
100TPH Alluvial Deposit Gold Processing Plant In Ghana
100TPH Alluvial Gold Wash Plant In Suriname
100TPH Alluvial Rock Gold Washing Plant In Mozambique

167THP Crusher Plant and 42TPH Rock Gold Processing Plant In Zimbabwe
200TPH Alluvial Gold Wash Plant In Ghana

600TPH Mobile Alluvial Gold Plant In Burma

Please prove you are human by selecting the Key.