It is expressed as the number of pounds of force required to pull apart a bar of the material 1 inch wide and 1 inch thick. SHEAR STRENGTH Shear strength is the ability of a metal fractured by opposing forces not acting in to resist being a straight line (Figure 22). Shear strength can be controlled by varying the hardness of the metal. 22
In case the gold is contained either in pyrite or arsenopyrite, separation of pyrite and arsenopyrite is practiced. There are two commercial methods available. The first method utilizes arsenopyrite depression and pyrite flotation, and consists of the following steps: 1.