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Comparison of volumetric and section area particle compositions using the Gaudin random mineral liberation model

Minerals & Metallurgical Processing , 2010, Vol. 27, No. 1, pp. 24-33

Wiegel, R.L.


 A well-defined geometric model for a mineral system and its liberation by size reduction is used to show the relationship between true volumetric particle composition and the composition estimates obtained by the measurement of linear intercepts or areas of simulated polished sections of particles. Based on this information, a transformation is developed between the areal measurements and the volumetric composition for this idealized mineral system.