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The main objectives of the Primary Raw Materials programme were to enhance the competitiveness of the EC mining and metallurgical industries and to reduce vulnerability for minerals, particularly those of critical or strategic interest. The programme comprised three research areas: exploration, mining technology and mineral processing. Summary reports of contracts in each of these areas form the subject of the three volumes in this series. Volume III, Mineral Processing, covers first the hydrometallurgy and pyrometallurgy of complex sulphide ores, oxidised ores , refractory ores, mine tailings and metallurgical residues, secondly modelling and control in mineral processing and, finally, industrial minerals. Iron, fossil fuels and building materials were excluded from the programme. The main results in this sector are concerned with: (i) magnetic separation and flotation techniques; (ii) a treatment for complex sulphide ores; (iii) biological oxidation of nickel and gold ore; (iv) recovery of Zn, Cu and Pb from complex sulphides; (v) talc and andalusite.

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Authors: DONATO M (EDITOR), CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 13647 EN (1992) 486 pp., FS, ECU 48
Availability: (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-826-3796-4
Record Number: 199210667 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en