Mineral exploration is very important as the first step in cognition. In this phase, the important parameters of estimating the stock and grade, the distribution of the mineral in the ore, the associated elements and the tailings must be estimated. As the exploration process progresses, starting with the preliminary investigations and progressing to the detailed exploration stages, the certainty of the estimates increases and consequently the...

After receiving the results of exploratory studies, the extraction team classifies and prioritizes areas containing deposits of different grades. This program should be in accordance with the feed required by the processing department to minimize changes in the input load of the processing plant and finally a concentrate with uniform specifications is removed from the plant. Achieving this goal can be done by continuous sampling of different...

Processing of iron ores varies according to the type of ore. In Iran, iron minerals are mostly found as oxides, which vary according to the type of mineral, the amount of crushing and processing equipment. Intrusive elements also make changes to the crushing system that must be considered at the design stage. Processing equipment generally includes crushing, sorting and then magnetite separators and flotation devices. The capacity and mass...