Mineral Beneficiation : A Concise Basic Course book cover
1st Edition

Mineral Beneficiation
A Concise Basic Course

ISBN 9780367452254
Published December 2, 2019 by CRC Press
204 Pages

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Book Description

Mineral Beneficiation or ore dressing of run-of-mine ore is an upgrading process to achieve uniform quality, size and maximum tenor ore through the removal of less valuable material. Beneficiation benefits the costs of freight, handling, and extraction (smelting) reduce, and the loss of metal through slag. Usually carried out at the mine site, it saves time and costs and allows selective, profitable bulk mining. This practical guide presents the essentials of mineral dressing and its support operations. It explains the terms and techniques and provides basic formulas, methods and practical examples for calculations to be made on site. Intended for professionals in mining and mineral engineering (mining, metallurgical and chemical engineers, geologists). It can be used both as a simple reference guide and as a concise course on beneficiation.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Ore formation, identification and analysis
3. Sampling
4. Size
5. Screening
6. Liberation
7. Comminution
8. Crushing
9. Grinding
10. Separation operations
11. Density
12. Settling of solids in fluids
13. Classification
14. Beneficiation operations
15. Gravity concentration
16. Froth flotation
17. Magnetic separation
18. Electrical separation
19. Dewatering
20. Materials handling
21. Beneficiation of minerals
22. Applications

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Subba Rao\, D.V.