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What is beneficiation? What is the purpose and significance of beneficiation?

WIn the mining industry or extractive metallurgy, beneficiation is any process that improves (benefits) the economic value of the ore by removing the gangue minerals, which results in a higher grade product (ore concentrate) and a waste stream (tailings).

Mineral beneficiation is the process of separating useful minerals and gangue minerals in ores through various mineral processing equipment using different physical or physicochemical properties of minerals, and achieving the relative enrichment of useful minerals.

The purpose of beneficiation is to remove large quantities of gangue and harmful elements contained in the ore, to enrich useful minerals, or to separate various useful minerals in symbiosis with each other to obtain a concentrated product of one or more useful minerals. for the next stage of utilization, mineral processing is very important for mineral development and maximum utilization of mineral resources.