ISSN (print) 1995-2732
ISSN (online) 2412-9003




Minerals processing methods are based on the total information about morfostructural composition of row materials, obtained with the help of modern mineralogical and analytical methods. It was established that ore microstructure affects on the composition and morphology of the tailings minerals. Granular, crystalloblastic and metagranular ore microstructure minerals are characterized by a simple structure with plane edges, therefore they are easily revealed forming monomineral aggregates during the disintegration process. Corrosive, cataclastic, colloidal ore microstructure minerals are of the complex structure with ragged, jagged edges that leads to overgrinding and losses of non-ferrous metal minerals in tailings.


Kies, current tailings, microstructure, minerals morphology, growth edges, mineralogical and analytical approaches.

Gorbatova Elena Alexandrovna – Ph.D. (Eng.), Head of Mine Surveying Works and Geology department, Nosov Magnito-gorsk State Technical University, Russia. Phone: (3519) 29-85-42. E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Ozhogina Elena Germanovna – D.Sc. (Eng.), Head of Mineralogy department, All-Russian Scientific Research Institute of Mineral Resources named after N.M.Fedorovsky, Moscow, Russia. Phone: (495) 951-74-49. E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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