Barite Mining and Processing Plant

Although the initial working capital is a little high, the plant has the advantage of quick returns on investment. The huge capital outlayfor the acquisition of necessary equipment and vehicles is attenuated by the high demand of processed barite andthe price disparity between the raw mineral and the finished product.

Barite Mining and Processing Plant

The process flowchart for barite production startswith the mining of barite and possibly thetranspiration of raw barite from other mines to thefactory site to supplement local production. This isfollowed by physical removal of impurities, primary crushing, secondary crushing, jigging, blending, milling and bagging. The process model incorporates scrappers, primary crushers to reducethe big boulders to pebble size.

The secondary crusher reduces the minerals to smaller sizes before the gravitational separation at the jig. The jig comprises a mesh of known sizes which isvibrated at regular intervals by a system of electric motors and transported to the sieve by conveyor belts. The jigging separates the less impurities from the denser barites. The jigged barite is sent to the mill.

The mill pulverizes the mineral into powdery form. The specific gravity of the mineral is upgraded during milling to meet the API gravity requirement of 4,2. This is called blending. The product isconveyed to the bagging, packaging and or branding machines.