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Wills' Mineral Processing Technology, Seventh Edition: An Introduction to the Practical Aspects of Ore Treatment and Mineral Recovery [Paperback]

Barry A. Wills
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October 27, 2006 0750644508 978-0750644501 7
Wills' Mineral Processing Technology provides practising engineers and students of mineral processing, metallurgy and mining with a review of all of the common ore-processing techniques utilized in modern processing installations.

Now in its Seventh Edition, this renowned book is a standard reference for the mineral processing industry. Chapters deal with each of the major processing techniques, and coverage includes the latest technical developments in the processing of increasingly complex refractory ores, new equipment and process routes. This new edition has been prepared by the prestigious J K Minerals Research Centre of Australia, which contributes its world-class expertise and ensures that this will continue to be the book of choice for professionals and students in this field.

This latest edition highlights the developments and the challenges facing the mineral processor, particularly with regard to the environmental problems posed in improving the efficiency of the existing processes and also in dealing with the waste created. The work is fully indexed and referenced.

· The classic mineral processing text, revised and updated by a prestigious new team
· Provides a clear exposition of the principles and practice of mineral processing, with examples taken from practice
· Covers the latest technological developments and highlights the challenges facing the mineral processor
· New sections on environmental problems, improving the efficiency of existing processes and dealing with waste.

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"Mineral Processing Technology will continue to be a key reference book for mineral engineering professionals and a recommended textbook for mineral processing students.”
- Mark S. Klima, Mineral Processing and Geo-Environmental Engineering, Pennsylvania State University

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The established text and professional reference on ore and mineral processing, from extraction to raw material

Product Details

  • Paperback: 456 pages
  • Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann; 7 edition (October 27, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0750644508
  • ISBN-13: 978-0750644501
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 7.5 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #241,128 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The How-to of Processing Metallic Ores March 1, 2008
This comprehensive book focuses on beneficiation methods. These include crushing, grinding, comminution, froth flotation, dense medium separation, etc. Parts of this book are quantitative, and suggested Excel spreadsheet formats are provided.

There is a relatively sophisticated introduction to the economics of metal recovery. For instance, when tin occurs within easily-accessible alluvial deposits, as little as 0.01% tin (that's a mere 100 ppm) is commercially exploitable. In contrast, when tin occurs in veins that require deep mining to reach it, a minimum level of 1.5% may be necessary to make it worth getting (p. 4).

Considering their increasing importance in recent years, there is little attention devoted to the rare earth minerals. However, the table provided on the polarity of minerals (p. 270) includes some commonly REE-bearing ones (e. g. apatite, monazite). Likewise, the table provided on the electrical behavior of minerals (p. 367) includes the same two minerals.

Virtually all mining operations involve the production of mine waste. Apropos to this, there is a helpful chapter on methods of dealing with mine tailings.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Increase you knowledge on Mineral Processing September 23, 2011
By Erkan
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Wills' Mineral Processing book is a good tool to get an understanding at an intermediate level. Each chapter worth for review.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Well worth a read December 29, 2013
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This is a good book that does a good job of explaining multiple beneficiation methods. Well worth a read; definitely recommend it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Source of Information May 26, 2013
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It is well written and has alot of information that i was looking for.

will use this book for many years to come
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An old classic gets a makeover April 6, 2009
Updated by Tim Napier-Munn and a few of his mates from JK Tech, this is a standard bread and butter volume for anyone in the minerals processing area.
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