Definition of Ore dressing

1. Noun. Crushing and separating ore into valuable substances or waste by any of a variety of techniques.

Exact synonyms: Beneficiation, Mineral Dressing, Mineral Extraction, Mineral Processing, Ore Processing
Generic synonyms: Extraction
Examples of category: Activating Agent
Derivative terms: Beneficiate



Definition of Ore dressing

1. Noun. Any treatment of an ore used to concentrate its valuable constituents (minerals) into products (concentrate) of smaller bulk, and simultaneously to collect the worthless material (gangue) into discardable waste (tailings). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ore Dressing

ordonnant
ordos
ordovian
ordovician
ordre
ordrely
ordres
ords
ordures
ordurous
ore
ore bed
ore bodies
ore body
ore dressing (current term)
ore processing
ore tenus
oread
oreades
oreads
orebodies
orebody
orecchiette
orectic
orective
oregano
oreganos
oregon grape
oregonite

Literary usage of Ore dressing

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1. The Engineering Index Annual for by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1909)
"See also Gold Milling, and Tube Mills, under ore dressing AND CONCENTRATION. ... See also North Carolina, under COPPER; and ore dressing, under ore dressing ..."

2. Technology Review by Massachusetts Institute of Technology Association of Class Secretaries, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Alumni Association (1908)
"ore dressing, in Encyclopaedia Britannica Supplement. 1902. ore dressing. ... The Mineral Industry, Allí. Review of the Literature on Ore-dressing in 1904. ..."

3. The Mineral Industry (1914)
"PROGRESS IN ore dressing AND COAL WASHING IN 1913 BY ROBERT H. RICHARDS AND CHARLES E. LOCKE GENERAL The results of the past year indicate that the ..."

4. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1881)
"ore dressing AND SMELTING AT PRIBRAM, BOHEMIA. BY ELLIS CLARK, JR., PHILADELPHIA. ... Birkenberg, the village in which most of the shafts and ore-dressing ..."

5. Index of Mining Engineering Literature: Comprising an Index of Mining by Walter Richard Crane (1909)
"LECTURES ON ore dressing. By WW Smyth. E. & MJ, vol. 24, p. ... ORE-DRESSING. Screening, p. 407; Sorting, pp. 407, 413. Crushing, p. 425. ..."

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