Silica sand mining is most commonly completed using the techniques of dredging beneath the surface of water or open-pit mining. Silica sand is mined from pits or dredged up before being processed using silica sand processing plant. In deposits, the top surface of sand is removed for use in the production of foundry sand and amber glass, while deeper deposits are mined for use as colorless glass. Sand and gravel are sorted for size using machines such as vibrating screens, and attritioning cells are used to remove surface coatings from the silica sand grains.
Silic sand must be sorted by size. This generally begins when it arrives for processing. Bars are placed over a receiving hopper to catch large pieces. Screens are then used to separate larger and smaller pieces as the materials are transported by belts or conveyors. The gravel is washed and either further processed or stored.
Gyratory crushers, jaw crushers, roll crushers, and impact mills are used for primary and secondary crushing. After crushing, the size of the silica material is further reduced to 50 mm or smaller by grinding, using ball mills, autogenous mills, hammer mills, or ultrafine mills. The ground material then is classified by wet screening, dry screening, or air classification.
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Silica sand, also known as silica or quartz sand. Silica sand is refractory particles with quartz as the main mineral component and particle size of 0.020mm-3.350mm. It is divided into artificial silica sand and washed sand and scrub sand according to different mining and processing methods. Natural silica sand such as selected (flotation) sand. Silica sand is a hard, wear-resistant, chemically stable silicate mineral.
1. Broken: The bulk silicon mine is initially crushed by a jaw crusher, and then the produced coarse material is transported by a belt conveyor to a cone crusher for secondary crushing; 2. Screening and sand making: The finely crushed silica enters the vibrating screen and separates two kinds of stones, which meets the feeding sand particle size of the sand making machine, and is cleaned by the sand washing machine to make the finished sand; 3. Re-grinding: Unqualified silica sand continues to be broken by the system until the finished product is produced. The finished material needs to be dried by the dryer or naturally dried.