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Mineral Beneficiation

A Concise Basic Course

By D.V. Subba Rao

© 2011 – CRC Press

204 pages

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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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
NATURE / Ecology
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General