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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2015/B13/S3.036

EVALUATION OF THE POTENTIAL APATITE-BEARING CARBONATITE GEORESOURCES OF THE TIKSHEOZERO MASSIF, REPUBLIC OF KARELIA

Skamnitskaya L.S., Bubnova T.P., Shchiptsov V.V.
Friday 7 August 2015 by Libadmin2015

References: 15th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2015, www.sgem.org, SGEM2015 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-33-9 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 18-24, 2015, Book1 Vol. 3, 279-284 pp

ABSTRACT
Geological survey and study of the Tiksheozero alkali-gabbroid massif, North Karelia, have revealed apatite-bearing carbonatite which is of interest as an industrial raw material.
Available data on the geological structure, petrographic and mineralogical characteristics and technological and economic value of apatite-bearing rocks were analyzed. It is shown that high-quality apatite and calcite concentrate, magnetite and mica can be produced.
The industrial application of rocks from the Tiksheozero carbonatite massif and their conversion products industries with regard for their characteristics and technical requirements for various types of raw materials was preliminarily assessed. Undressed rock can be used for lime

Keywords: low-grade apatite ores, apatite, magnetite, carbonatite, Tiksheozero massif, enrichment, concentrate, use, lime, cement,