This volume presents information on mineral resources of non-ferrous metals, with a particular emphasis on practices in the former USSR. The author reviews the geographical distribution, geology, mining and ore processing plants of the former Soviet Union. Non-ferrous metal ores are classified in the text, and mineral processing technologies are described. Those technologies include gravitation, flotation, magnetic separation, leaching and other types. Non-Ferrous Metal Ores reviews the developments in Russia's mineral processing technology. A range of scientists and industry professionals can benefit from this text, including geologists, mineralogists, mining engineers and specialists in mineral processing and ore treatment.
Preface. Fundamental Concepts and Definitions. Non-ferrous Metals. Deposits and Ores of Non-ferrous Metals. Technogenic Deposits. Ways of Valuable Component Extraction. Evaluation of Deposits and Mineral Resources. Definition of Minerals by Processing. Mineral Losses, Waste and Secondary Resources. Geology and Geography of Non-ferrous Metals Ore Distribution in the Former USSR. General Information. Regional Geology and Deposits of Russia. Mineral Resources of Ukraine. Mineral Resources of Georgia. Mineral Resources of Armenia. Mineral Resources of Azerbaijan. Mineral Resources of Kazakhstan. Mineral Resources of Uzbekistan. Mineral Resources of Kyrgyzstan. Mineral Resources of Tajikistan. Mineral Resources of Turkmenistan. Ores, Ore Complexes, Orebodies. Geochemical Description of Deposits. Geochemistry of Minerals. Genesis of Ores and Minerals. Paragenesis of Minerals. Ore Complexes. Technogenic Ores of Non-ferrous Metals. Orebodies. Mining of Ore Deposits. Mineralurgy. Ore Dressing. The Technological Systemization of Minerals. Mineralogy of Non-ferrous Metals. Mechanical Properties of Minerals. Ore Preparation. Physical Properties of Minerals. Primary Concentration. Physicochemical Properties and Floatability of Minerals. Flotation. Chemical and Thermal Properties of Minerals. Hydrometallurgy. Concentrating and Selection of Minerals. Prediction of Ore Dressability. Interaction of Conversion Stages. Production Combination. References. Appendix. Index.