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beneficiation

[‚ben·ə‚fish·ē′ā·shən]
(metallurgy)
Improving the chemical or physical properties of an ore so that metal can be recovered at a profit. Also known as mineral dressing.

beneficiation

The improvement in the physical or chemical properties of a material by the removal or modification of undesirable components or impurities which it contains.
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As a consequence of increased milling capacity and an uplift in head grades from beneficiation, Stage 1 is expected to provide sustainable annual production at Ravenswood from the end of 2019.
The experts stress the need for setting up chromite beneficiation plants, which enrich the chromium content of the ores making it physically and chemically suitable for its marketing.
Unki has heeded the government's beneficiation call, a key pillar of Zimbabwe's goal to create value, employment and accelerate industrial development from its mineral resources.
The proven thermal beneficiation technology provides concrete producers and their customers a reliable source of high-quality Class F fly ash to meet a growing number of construction projects in the greater Lake Charles/Sulphur region, he adds.
The countrys minerals beneficiation strategy seeks to optimise synergies and linkages between mineral value-chains to promote economic diversification, focusing on industrial capacity development in energy commodities, as well as the iron, steel and titanium value-chains, concludes Davies.
Keywords: Clay; Ethanol; ZSM-5; Conversion; Beneficiation; Fuel.
With estimates suggesting that the stones could run out by 2050, the government believes that beneficiation -- the process of transforming raw diamonds into finished products -- could prolong an industry that accounted for $4.6bn of exports last year.
has entered into a memorandum of agreement to acquire up to a 39.2% interest in Iron Mineral Beneficiation Services Proprietary Ltd., according to UK-based Armadale Capital Plc, which holds a minority stake in MRI.
Commenting on the matter, Murray Hill, Chief Executive Officer of Marenica said, "The recent change in the company's cash reserves puts us in a strong financial position to complete the financing of Uranium Beneficiation (Pty) Ltd.
With the depletion of phosphates and a shortage of mineral processing engineers, along with the need for new extraction and refining methods, Kawatra and Carlson present Beneficiation of Phosphate Ore, and intend that it serve students, engineers, and other professional who may have little or minimal knowledge of mineral processing.
The government requirement to add value to raw materials prior to export has led to producers seeking investment and partnerships to develop beneficiation plants and is likely to result in the development of a downstream industry.
He says for Africa to own its resources, there is an urgent need for beneficiation on the continent.