Introduction to Silica Sand Mining
SILICA is the most abundant mineral found in the crust of the earth. It forms an important constituent of practically all rock-forming minerals. It is found in a variety of forms, as quartz crystals, massive forming hills, quartz sand (silica sand), sandstone, quartzite, tripoli, diatomite, flint, opal, chalcedonic forms like agate, onyx etc., and in with numerous other forms depending upon colour such as purple quartz (amethyst), smoky quartz, yellow quartz or false topaz (citrine), rose quartz and milky quartz. Only pure quartz crystal or rock crystal, untwinned, clear, free from any inclusion, has an important property:
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Silica Sand Applications
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Rounded pebbles of chalcedony are used in ball mills for finer crushing of minerals like felspar, calcite, and barytes. Chalcedony being the cryptocrystalline variety of silica is very hard and has good abrasive effect on the material to be pulverized. Some of the ball mills use steel shots for this purpose. Chalcedony pebbles are used to advantage where product absolutely free from iron contamination is required. The agate pieces after cutting to requisite sizes and shapes are utilized in the manufacture of fulcra of scientific balances and making edges, planes and bearing of precision instruments. Cambay and Varanasi are important agate cutting centres. Big pebbles are used for making mortar and pestle. Glass-sand in large quantities is used as moulding sand in the foundry industry, as body constituent in the ceramic industry in the preparation of glazes and sometimes added to the raw material for cement manufacture to balance SiO2, Al2O3 and Fe2O3 percentages. Silica flour made by grinding silica sand is used in paints. Paint manufacturers generally prefer diatomite powder which has a wide covering powder.
Silica Sand crushing process and the process is mainly divided into the following aspects:
- ① a broken process. A broken process is generally used to provide the right from the feed mill, often constitute a system with self-mill. The process is simple, less equipment, plant and small footprint.
- ② two crushing process. The mostly small-scale plant using the process.
- ③ three sections broken process. The basic form of the process open and three sections of three sections of a closed two.
- ④ work with broken washing process. When the feeding of the mud (-3mm) of more than 5% to 10% and water content greater than 5% to 8%, should increase in the crushing process Silica Sand washing operations.
In terms of silica sand crushing equipment, silica sand crusher plays an important role in the silica sand crushing plant. The crushers related to silica sand crushing mainly involves silica sand jaw cursher, silica sand impact crusher, silica sand cone crusher, silica sand mobile crusher and so on. Due to such advantages as simple structure, easy maintenance, stable performance, high efficiency and low operation costs, etc., silica sand jaw crusher is the most widely used stone crusher, and it is usually used for primary crushing in silica sand crushing plant. Silica sand impact crusher mainly involves traditional impact crusher and hydraulic silica sand impact crusher. Silica sand cone crusher includes Symons cone crusher, spring cone crusher, hydraulic cone crusher and so on. During the whole crushing process, Vipeak Mining Machinery also provides vibrating feeder, vibrating screen, belt conveyor and silica sand washing machine.
Vipeak Heavy Industry, a definitely trustworthy crusher manufacturer and supplier, is your best choice for silica sand crushing. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.