Beach mining

From WebRef.org
Jump to navigationJump to search

The exploitation of the economic concentrations of the heavy minerals rutile, zircon, monazite, ilmenite, and sometimes gold, which occur in sand dunes, beaches, coastal plains, and deposits located inland from the shoreline. High-grade concentrate is usually obtained from low-grade material by the use of suction dredges and spiral concentrators. Nelson

Source: Dictionary of Mining, Mineral, and Related Terms


Sponsor: The Simba Duvet - Comfort that's out of this world. We've taken duvet days to the next level with space-inspired fabric technology designed to take the heat.