Mineral processing, art of treating crude ores and mineral products in order to separate the valuable minerals from the waste rock, or gangue. It is the first process that most ores undergo after mining in order to provide a more concentrated material for the procedures of extractive metallurgy.
Dec 01, 2010· From this viewpoint, separation technology, in especial, solid phase separation such as mineral processing technology contributes much to the concentration, making 'artifi cial deposit' with less energy consumption compared with
Mineral processing consists of removing gangue from the ore with minimum losses of useful minerals; then, it increases the ores economic value. Moreover, it allows the separation of valuable minerals between each other, which increases the ore value again.