Egypt has substantial mineral resources, including tantalite, coal, gold, apatite,iron ore, phosphates, salt, zinc, tin, lead, and copper deposits etc. Apatite is an important minerals resource in Egypt.
Apatite is the most abundant crystallinephosphate mineral found as an accessorymineral in practically all kinds of igneous rocks.Sometimes, it is concentrated in pegmatite, metallicveins and magmatic deposits. It also occurs inmetamorphic rocks and as a secondary mineral inphosphoric rocks of sedimentary origin.
Apatite is occasionally found to contain significant amounts of rare earth elements and can be used as an ore for those metals. This is preferable to traditional rare earth ores, as apatite is non-radioactive and does not pose an environmental hazard in mine tailings.
Apatite is found in igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks. Apatite from surface mining and is sometimes extracted through a mechanized open cast mining technique using electric walking draglines with various bucket capacities. The overburden, which consists of sand, limestone and other materials, is stripped away by the draglines. Overburden and topsoil are placed in temporary piles for subsequent use in reclamation and/or dam construction. In the West, ripping and drilling usually loosen the uncovered phosphate. It is then loaded into dump trucks for hauling to the crushing and screening plant, which is usually located at the mining site.
Apatite may be extracted from the earth using a variety of techniques. Most extraction processes remove the ore and associated rock or matrix in bulkform from the deposit, using blasting and various mechanical means to break the ore into pieces of manageable size, and then crushed the apatite ore into small size for further processing.
Crushing is the first stage in apatite mining operation. In apatite crushing process, the vibrating screens separate largeboulders from finer rocks that do not require primary crushing, thus feeding the materials to theprimary apatite crushing plant. Jaw crusher, impact crusher, and gyratory crushers are usually used for primary size reduction.The apatite material that is too large to pass through the followingvibrating screen is processed in the secondary crusher. Cone crushers are commonly used in secondary crushing stage. The output from the secondary crusher is conveyed by belt conveyor to the tertiary crushing circuit, which includes a sizing screen and a conecrusher.
Crushing plant is vital equipment for apatite mining. To set up apatite crushing plant, there are several different factors to be taken into account, such as the properties of apatite to be crushed, geography, deposit location, economics. There are many types of apatite crushing plant for sale in Egypt, which have different sizes, production capacity, prices, and performance.SBM can customize best crushing solution according to your requirements. Please contact us for more information.
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