Advanced Mineral Processing - MINE4820

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering

School: School of Mining Engineering

Course Outline: School

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 4

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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The objective of this course is to provide mining engineering students a background in mineral processing with a focus on geometallurgy. Geometallurgy is considered the practical application of mineralogical knowledge to predict and optimise how an ore can best be mined and processed. With a lesser number of high grade deposits more and more low grade ores have to be processed. Low grade deposits are difficult to process due to their complex nature, and they usually have much higher operating costs. Geometallurgy will improve the effectiveness of processing of low grade where there is significant mineralogical and grade variation in the orebody.


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