Mineral Processing Back to Videos. Dr. Florian Kongoli, FLOGEN Chairman, has had the opportunity to award, interview and conduct discussions with various professionals in the field of mineral processing over the years. These have taken place at various FLOGEN SIPS, held in …
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Introduction to Mineral Processing 5 3.0 Liberation and Comminution 3.1 Liberation In order to separate the minerals from gangue (the waste minerals), it is necessary to crush and grind the rock to unlock, or liberate, valuable minerals so that they are partially or fully exposed.
When does the process of mineral processing begin?
Generally, mineral processing begins when an ore is delivered from a mine, to a processing facility. At this point, the ore is called run-of-mine material because there has been no treatment performed on it. Run-of-mine consisting of useful materials.
How are unit operations used in mineral processing?
In mineral processing, a number of unit operations are required to prepare and classify ores before the valuable constituents can be separated or concentrated and then forwarded on for use or further treatment.
The field of mineral processing has also been given other titles such as mineral dressing, ore dressing, mineral extraction, mineral beneficiation, and mineral engineering. These terms are often used interchangeably.
How are waste minerals separated from valuable minerals?
In order to separate the minerals from gangue (the waste minerals), it is necessary to crush and grind the rock to unlock, or liberate, valuable minerals so that they are partially or fully exposed. This process of size reduction is called comminution.