A method for magnetically beneficiating an ore by removing therefrom undesired metallic minerals of inherently low magnetic attractability. An aqueous dispersed slurry of the ore is formed, and the slurry is mixed with a system of transiently suspended ferrimagnetic particles .
Once the mineral is separated from the rest of the rock, the mineral needs to be cleaned so that it can be used. This process can be represented by the following flowchart diagram: In this chapter we will look at each of the steps in more detail. You will also apply what you learn about mining to one specific mining industry.