The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM) will host the 10th Conference on Heavy Minerals from 16 to 17 August 2016. A technical visit will take place on 18 August. The series of heavy minerals conferences has traditionally focused on the industries associated with ilmenite, rutile and zircon. There are many other economic minerals which have specific gravities such that they may also be classed as ‘heavy minerals’.
The physical and chemical properties of these other minerals results in them being processed by similar technologies and sharing similar markets to the more traditional heavy minerals. In this conference the SAIMM continues to examine the mining, processing and usage of the traditional heavy minerals but also ‘expand horizons’ to include other valuable minerals.
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