Recent Advances in Mining and Processing of Low-Grade and Submarginal Mineral Deposits

Recent Advances in Mining and Processing of Low-Grade and Submarginal Mineral Deposits

Centre for Natural Resources, Energy and Transport, United Nations, New York

1st Edition - January 1, 1976

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  • eBook ISBN: 9781483155814

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Recent Advances in Mining and Processing of Low-Grade and Submarginal Mineral Deposits reviews advances in the mining and processing of low-grade and submarginal mineral deposits, taking into account the environmental considerations that increasingly are being regarded as a necessary prerequisite to acceptable mineral resources development. The focus is on marginal and sub-marginal ores, as well as ores of above normal cut-off grades which for some reason cannot be mined and/or processed economically at current technological or economic levels. This book is comprised of 12 chapters and begins with an overview of low-grade ore potential, followed by a discussion on the theoretical and practical aspects of in situ mining. Block cave-in place leaching, biological leaching of sulfide ores, and nuclear chemical mining of primary copper sulfides are also considered. Subsequent chapters explore the economics and safety of nuclear chemical copper mining; hydrometallurgy of low-grade copper ores; trends in process metallurgy; and environmental aspects of mining and processing low-grade and submarginal mineral deposits. This monograph should be of interest to mining officials and professionals.

Table of Contents

  • Preface


    Conclusions and Recommendations

    Technical Reports by Participants

    A Review of Low-Grade Ore Potential

    In Situ Mining - Theoretical and Practical Aspects

    Block Cave-In Place Leaching

    Biological Leaching of Sulphide Ores

    Nuclear Chemical Mining of Primary Copper Sulphides

    Economics and Safety of Nuclear Chemical Copper Mining

    Advances in Mineral Processing with Special Reference to Low-Grade or Submarginal Ore Deposits

    Some Selected Advances in the Treatment of Low-Grade and Submarginal Mineral Deposits

    Hydrometallurgical Processing of Low-Grade or Submarginal Materials

    Progress in Hydrometallurgy of Low-Grade Copper Ores

    Recent and Futuristic Trends in Process Metallurgy

    Environmental Aspects of Mining and Processing Low-Grade and Submarginal Mineral Deposits

    Summaries of Discussions

    Low-Grade Ore Potential

    Developments in Mining (in Situ Mining, Biological Leaching and Nuclear Solution Mining)

    Advances in Mineral Processing

    Advances in Hydrometallurgy

    Advances in Pyrometallurgy

    Environmental Aspects

Product details

  • No. of pages: 200
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1976
  • Published: January 1, 1976
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483155814

About the Author

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Dr. Sam Stuart is a physiotherapist and a research Fellow within the Balance Disorders Laboratory, OHSU. His work focuses on vision, cognition and gait in neurological disorders, examining how technology-based interventions influence these factors. He has published extensively in world leading clinical and engineering journals focusing on a broad range of activities such as real-world data analytics, algorithm development for wearable technology and provided expert opinion on technology for concussion assessment for robust player management. He is currently a guest editor for special issues (sports medicine and transcranial direct current stimulation for motor rehabilitation) within Physiological Measurement and Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, respectively.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Research Fellow, Department of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation, Northumbria University, UK Honorary Physiotherapist, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, North Shields, UK

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