Mineral Processing

Mineral Processing (beneficiation) refers to a number of interrelated procedures and phenomena that are involved in industrial processes employed to extract valuable minerals from their ores. There is a large variety of methods used in mineral separation, including crushing, grinding, mechanical separation techniques, froth flotation, and gravity-driven, magnetic, electrostatic and chemical separation methods. Oulu Mining School hosts the first university-based continuously operating, automated concentrator plant (minipilot), which offers a modern research and teaching facility for mineral processing.

Last updated: 1.9.2014