Monthly Archives: June 2012


INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY IN THE SOLID MINERALS SECTOR IN NIGERIA. For a nation that wants to develop her economy, it must look inwards to identify areas where it has comparative advantage over other nation and efforts should be geared towards the development of the identified areas. Apart from the hydrocarbon {crude oil} deposit which is Nigeria is well blessed with, the country also have comparative advantage in the solid minerals sector owning to the large deposit of mineral deposit in the different parts of the country and if the Nation is to develop and attain her vision of 2020 target, more [...]

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What are the Lines Between Beneficiation and Mineral Processing?

EPA uses the terms “extraction,” “beneficiation,” and “mineral processing” to describe the sequence of events needed to produce a saleable mineral. – – The concentration of the mineral commodity increases because impurities are removed as the operations progress from extraction through beneficiation to mineral processing. What is a Primary Ore or Mineral? It is important [...]

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What are Mineral Processing Wastes?

In October, 1985, EPA proposed to narrow the scope of the Mining Waste Exclusion for mineral processing wastes to include only a few specific waste streams. However, the Agency did not specify the criteria that it used to identify these wastes or to distinguish them from other wastes that were not identified as being eligible [...]

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Separating Minerals by Electrostatic Beneficiation

Minerals come in grains. For example, a scoop of lunar dirt will typically contain a number of minerals, but the different minerals will come in the form of different grains, each grain being a glob of mostly one particular mineral. Usually two or more different mineral grains will be fused together into one, which requires [...]

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Recycled Asphalt Shingles

Benco and Recycling & Processing Equipment Inc., Asphalt Producers, Contractors, Shingle Manufacturers and Landfills have promoted Good Stewardship and improved the bottom line performance of their companies. Recycled Asphalt Shingles (RAS) Approximately 11 million tons of shingles are land-filled each year. Benco and Recycling and Processing Equipment Inc., have diverted over 1 million tons of [...]

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