How to dissolve basalt

This research deals with non-traditional ways of silicates enrichment.

Necessary rock studies of the gabbro and andesite basalt groups for the suitability as the raw material base for the production of continuous basalt fiber (CBF). A unique technique including laboratory melting and pilot-industrial melting at the high-tech equipment.

There are reports on the prospects of basaltoids for noble-metal (Pt, Pd, Au, Ag) mineralization in the cluster chemical forms or nanocrystallites (cannot be extracted by gravity) [1-4]. In fact, these metals are scattered in the host rocks to a molecular level. These useful minerals cannot be fully extracted by either natural or technological disintegration of silicate rocks.

In this regard, there is a need to develop non-traditional ways of silicates enrichment. The simplest one is to dissolve rocks. It will help to get to the molecular level. (in Russian)

Nikolay Ablesimov, Doctor of Chemical Sciences,
Basalt Projects Group

Companies: Basalt Projects Group

Industries: General society

Terms: petrographic

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