Processing

  • How portable processing is shaking up mineral beneficiation IM February 2019

    The increasing use of moveable processing technology on mine sites that can be set up and shifted around at short notice and quickly packed up after use is revolutionizing the way mineral ores are sorted. Correspondent Rose Pengelly looks at how lower costs and faster turnaround times are fuelling the growth in demand for mobile mining equipment. Read More

  • Cristal mineral sand operation disrupted by equipment failure [UPDATED] IM October - November 2018

    A section of Cristal Mining's Ginkgo heavy mineral sand floating wet concentration plant is below water, with no indication yet on down-time or how this may affect the miner’s rutile and zircon production. Read More

  • ZIA 2018: Radioactivity a key consideration for mineral sand hopefuls IM October - November 2018

    Concerns over uranium and thorium levels in mineral sand deposits were a key topic for delegates at this year’s ZIA conference held in Bangkok. Read More

  • Refractories have a new future with renewable energy IM September 2018

    Renewable energy has so far been excluded from consideration as an alternative to fossil fuels in the refractory industry, because of the sustained extreme temperatures needed in the production of materials. Amid growing concern about greenhouse gas emissions, new research from Australia may soon help companies to make a partial - or even a complete - switch to solar energy. Read More

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