The Concentrating Process Britannia Mine Museum
Summary of the Concentrating Process in Mill No. 3. This is the process of separating precious minerals from waste rock. At Britannia the copper ore contained just over 1% copper (though in the early years it was around 8%). The remaining 99% was mostly waste rock, called. 'tailings'. In the rock, chemical and physical.
FROM ROCK TO ORE Britannia Mine Museum
Mill. Sending it to the Mill allowed the valuable ore minerals to be separated from the waste rock (called gangue) so that only the valuable ore was sent to the smelter. Sending only ore to the smelter was what made the mine managers happy. Therefore, the Mill was a crucial step in the whole mining process. And Britannia's.Get Price