Among the processes involved in mine development, the beneficiation process, also known as mineral processing, has the highest technical requirements. What is the definition of beneficiation?
Beneficiation definition is based on the physical and chemical properties of different minerals in the ore. After the ore is crushed and finely ground, it uses methods such as gravity separation, flotation, magnetic separation, and electrical separation to separate useful minerals from gangue minerals and make A process in which various symbiotic (associated) useful minerals are separated from each other as much as possible to remove or reduce harmful impurities to obtain raw materials required for smelting or other industries.
The inevitable relationship between mining and beneficiation
The selected grade in beneficiation has the greatest relationship with mining. In fact, the selected grade has the greatest relationship with loss and dilution and mining methods. The selected grade in the beneficiation industry does not necessarily meet the standards in mining, and beneficiation can only accommodate mining to the maximum. For example, the crushing particle size is mainly determined by the beneficiation equipment, and mining can also meet this requirement by adjusting the process. Change to mining becomes dominant. Mining can only be implemented after understanding the conditions and restrictions of mining and the difficulty of mining. Only by looking at the problem in a comprehensive way can we plan the most reasonable plan, save costs and save energy. Therefore, the two are inseparable.
Beneficiation process advantages are synchronized with the development of beneficiation equipment. Besides the technical level of equipment, its production technology status directly influences the production process, product quality and quantity, as well as an overall economic benefit. In the process of beneficiation, crushing, screening, grinding and classification are indispensable. The purpose is to separate useful minerals and gangue minerals from each other, so as to achieve monomer separation and prepare for separation operation.