Mineral Processing

Minerals, Metallurgy & Mining


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This program conducts a wide variety of mining industry bench-to-pilot scale studies related to crushing, grinding, screening and mineral separation (both gravity separation and chemical flotation) for a wide variety of ferrous and non-ferrous mineral types. 

Watch our short video of some of the mineral processing capabilities at our Coleraine Lab.

Current Projects

  • Development of grinding technologies and criteria for Minnesota ores
  • Experimentation with high intensity magnetic separation to enhance iron recovery
  • Development and demonstration of new flotation technologies to harvest both hematitic and magnetic iron to increase mine yields and reduce cost
  • Development of ore processing for emerging mineral opportunities