Mineral beneficiation by gravity concentration, a fundamental study.
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Published by University of Idaho in Moscow .
Written in English


  • Ores.,
  • Metallurgy.,
  • Ore-dressing.

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Edition Notes

SeriesPamphlet, no. 84, Pamphlet (Idaho Bureau of Mines and Geology) ;, no. 84.
ContributionsUniversity of Idaho. School of Mines., Idaho Bureau of Mines and Geology.
LC ClassificationsTN24.I2 A43 no. 84
The Physical Object
Pagination16 p.
Number of Pages16
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL254604M
LC Control Numbergs 49000164

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