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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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We have now launched HPGRs at Sections 2 & 3, completing the upgrade of the entire Beneficiation Plant.
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.
Grynberg believes that if Botswana is to have any chance of becoming a global beneficiation centre capable of competing with India, it must grasp the nettle of high costs and low productivity by opening up serious discussions with organised labour in order to hammer out a compromise.
Underscoring the timeliness of a new thermal beneficiation method are market (low natural gas prices) and looming regulatory (EPA Clean Power Plan) forces that have lowered utilities' annual coal consumption.
Last year, a committee of Indian parliamentarians had flayed the government-owned miner CIL for failing to increase beneficiation capacity, particularly in view of the fact that laws had been changed, making it compulsory for thermal power companies to use coal with ash content less than 34% for all power plants located 1,000 km away from pitheads.
Of course there will be resistance from those who have something to lose, but African governments should be resolute in filling spaces in the value chain because beneficiation brings massive amounts of money.
SAIL will also install a Tailing Dam slime beneficiation plant at the Kiriburu mines at a cost of Rs 45 crore.
Peak Executive Chairman Alastair Hunter said "This update to the Scoping Study and preliminary economic assessment quantifies the excellent results achieved from the improved resource model and beneficiation test work released in April this year.
At present, the waste produced from beneficiation cannot be used as it requires the injection of costly coking coal.
The Al-Jalamid site comprises a phosphate mine, beneficiation plant and supporting infrastructure and encompasses an area of approx.
This is FLSmidth's first order for an integrated system for iron ore beneficiation.
The project was scheduled for starting production of iron ore in the second half of 2012 but is being delayed because of licensing and permits for its planned beneficiation plant.