|About this Abstract
||2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Rare Metal Extraction & Processing
||The Recovery of Cesium Salts from the Taron Deposit
||David Dreisinger, Mohammad Mokmeli, Bill McWilliam
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
The Taron deposit in Argentina is 100% owned by Cascadero Copper Corporation. The deposit contains significant concentrates of cesium in a complex oxidized mineral assemblage associated with iron-arsenic-aluminum-manganese-silica mineralization. The recovery of cesium has been studied using sulphuric acid leaching with recovery of cesium as an alum. The waste solution from cesium recovery may be oxidized and neutralized to form stable iron - arsenate residues. The cesium alum may be further treated to form high purity cesium hydroxide which may be further processed to a range of cesium salts. The process development for the Taron deposit will be presented and summarized along with recent improvements.