Iron Ore Mineral Processing Overview
Iron ore extraction is mainly performed through open pit mining operations, resulting in significant tailings generation. The iron ore production system usually involves three stages mining, processing and pelletizing activities. Of these, processing ensures that an adequate iron grade and chemistry is achieved prior to the pelletizing stage.1.1 Overview of iron ore tailings Iron . According to the mineral composition of iron tailings, tailings have complex composition, on traditional process and the iron ore tailings recon centrationprocess, namely in iron tailings, which has a re-election before tailings are transported to tailings dam, then the will be remaining.3.1.4 Iron Ore Tailings Tailings are the materials left over, after the process of separating the valuable fraction from the worthless fraction of an ore. Tests on Iron Ore Tailings procured from Kudremukh, Lakya Dam site were conducted. The properties of the IOTs are indicated in table 3.4 Fig 3.2 Iron Ore Tailings.It has been producing and processing iron ore from its current facilities in Labrador City, Newfoundland and Labrador since 1962. IOC is operated by Rio Tinto PLC, a world leader in iron ore mining and processing and IOC’s majority shareholder (58.7 ). Mitsubishi Corporation (26.2 ) and LIORC (15.1 ) are IOC’s other shareholders.