Iron ore, · Iron ores are rocks and minerals from which metallic iron can be economically extracted. The ores are usually rich in iron oxides and vary in color from dark grey, bright yellow, or deep purple to rusty red. The iron is usually found in the form of magnetite (Fe 3O 4, 72.4% Fe), hematite (Fe 2O 3, 69.9% Fe), goethite (FeO(OH), 62.9% Fe ...Froth flotation, · Froth flotation is a process for selectively separating hydrophobic materials from hydrophilic. This is used in mineral processing, paper recycling and waste-water treatment industries. Historically this was first used in the mining industry, where it was one of the great enabling technologies of the 20th century. It has been described as "the ...Bushveld Igneous Complex, · The Bushveld Igneous Complex (BIC) is the largest layered igneous intrusion within the Earth's crust. It has been tilted and eroded forming the outcrops around what appears to be the edge of a great geological basin: the Transvaal Basin. It is approximately 2 billion years old and is divided into four different limbs: the northern ...Kambalda type komatiitic nickel ore deposits, · Kambalda type komatiitic nickel ore deposits are a class of magmatic iron-nickel-copper-platinum-group element ore deposit in which the physical processes of komatiite volcanology serve to deposit, concentrate and enrich a Fe-Ni-Cu-(PGE) sulfide melt within the lava flow environment of an erupting komatiite volcano.Barry Wills' Blog: Flotation '19 Final Report, · A history of 21st Century mineral processing, with occasional forays into travel and Cornwall. The opinions are solely those of MEI's Dr. Barry Wills, Editor-in-Chief of Minerals Engineering, recipient of the IMPC Distinguished Service Award (2014), IOM3 Medal for Excellence (2017) and honorary professorship from Central South University, China (2018)..
Lithium oxide, · Lithium oxide (Li 2 O) or lithia is an inorganic chemical compound.It is a white solid. Although not specifically important, many materials are assessed on the basis of their Li 2 O content. For example, the Li 2 O content of the principal lithium mineral spodumene (LiAlSi 2 O 6) is 8.03%.