The Surface Modifier That Improves Recovery and Reduces Electricity Consumption

The Surface Modifier That Improves Recovery and Reduces Electricity Consumption

There are well-known, common problems with fine particle separation process, i.e. particle adhesion, contamination of the product, low recovery of ore-minerals, etc.  Most of these difficulties arise from surface interactions between fine particles during the recovery process.

The use of surface modifiers can significantly reduce costs at all stages –grinding, separation and cleaning of the final products. The surface modifier can also significantly improve separation quality of the products, because the majority of such processes is based on the properties of the particle surface.

Mining Salons is proud to represent a partner with an innovative and proven surface modifier solution.

Removing Sulfate from Mining-Impacted Waters on the Minnesota Iron Range

The Minnesota Iron Range produces about 70% of the iron used by U.S. steelmakers. Only in recent decades have those who depend on the region’s surface waters – for drinking water, for harvesting wild rice and for fishing -  become aware of the increasing concentrations of sulfate ( SO4-2 ) – that leach into abandoned mine-pit lakes, as they fill with rainwater, snow-melt and groundwater seepage.

According to a map-based study called The Lake Superior Iron District: Changing Landscapes of Water (https://www.industriallandscapes.org/story-map.html), the Mesabi Iron Range of Minnesota has 250 more lakes than it had in 1890. These lakes each resulted from the abandonment of an open pit when the ore in that pit was depleted and the mining company moved on to a new pit. Within the Mesabi Range, which is just south of the US-Canadian border, 87% of the the total lake acreage is made up of old mine-pits

Lasers - The Future of Mining

Lasers - The Future of Mining

Since the beginning of mankind, there has been mining. Man searched the hillsides for obsidian for making points and the stream beds for rocks suitable for hammers or clubs. King Solomon, of Biblical times, had iron, gold, silver and turquoise mines. His miners used moil, hammers and fire to chip and spall the rocks. The early Romans mined in all of those areas which they had conquered. Their mining methods were similar to those of King Solomon’s day, except by this time new tools of iron were available.

In the mid 1880’s, miners were hand steeling and using black powder to blast the rock. By the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, steam power, electricity and compressed air were available. Mining was becoming simpler with less manual labor involved. Today, mining is highly specialized, using diesel, electric, gas or compressed air to power all types of mining equipment. The 21st Century has brought us a new tool with which to mine. Lasers will replace drilling and blasting methods that are presently the standard in the mining industry. Finally, man has come full circle, from spalling rock with hammers and fire, to now spalling rock with the power of lasers.

Bankable Business Plan for Successful Project Financing

Bankable Business Plan for Successful Project Financing

When mining executives approach Mining Salons team to list their properties or to look for financing, they are often not prepared for one of the first questions that our team asks: “Do you have a business plan?” Invariably, the answer is: “No, do I need a business plan?”. The resounding answer is: “Yes, you do!”.

A good business plan will help you attract the financial support you need. We call that a bankable business plan. A bankable business plan shows potential investors and bankers that you are highly profit oriented and that you clearly understand your competitive environment, and the risks of your project.

Why is Graphite an Excellent Investment

Why is Graphite an Excellent Investment

According to the International Energy Agency, electric car sales around the world rose by 54 per cent in 2017, taking global stock across the three-million threshold. As the EV market grew, so did the strategic materials sector, namely lithium, graphite, cobalt and other materials that are used in the EV batteries.

Mining Cleantech Series: Bankable Feasibility Study

As commodity prices continue to drop, financing deals in the mining industry are drying up. According to Business Vancouver, money raised in the mining sector in British Columbia alone dropped 40% compared with 2015: from $6.14 billion to $3.69 billion. Companies have to become more competitive in their search for money – but how?