Mineral concentrates are the product of ore dressing operations whereby valuable metals recovered through mining operations are separated from waste rock prior to shipment to market.
In many mining operations ore is crushed and wet milled to liberate the valuable mineral. This slurry is concentrated by flotation and then filtered to form a dry mineral concentrate that is shipped to refineries to produce metallic products.
The type of filtration equipment required depends upon the particle size, mineralogy and shipping requirements. As with all mining operations the required equipment is robust and designed to be reliable even under the toughest operating conditions.