INSTRUCTIONS: Work in groups of three. Choose one mining industry in South Africa and find information about the industry of your choice. Choose from the following list: gold, iron, coal, phosphate, manganese, diamond, chromium, copper and the platinum group metals (PGMs).
The general focus of this document will be on metaliferrous ores represented by run-of-mine material described in category 3 above. An exception to the above discussion of mineral processing arises when the valuable component of the ore is extracted directly by chemical methods.
Porphyry Deposits Every investor in the mining industry has heard about porphyry deposits, yet few understand the significance of the term. Porphyry deposits are often enormous in size, representing the most important source of copper and one of the leading sources of gold.
Ore-hauling animals contributed economic savings and production to many of Arizona's mining towns and camps of the past. The expense of underground transportation constitutes a considerable percentage of the total mining cost in most mines, exceeding at times the expenditure of stoping (opening large underground rooms by removing ore), the ...