a. A cone-shaped hydraulic or free-settling classifier.
b. A conical sheet-steel vessel--usually a 60 degrees cone with its point at the bottom--through which water, clear or weighted, flows upward. Ore, coal, or other mineral matter is fed in at the top. The current carries the smaller particles or those of lowest specific gravity over the rim while the others settle. See also: Callow cone; Caldecott cone; Allen cone; Menzies cone separator; Jeffrey-Robinson cone. Syn: Chance cone; cone system.
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