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ore dressing

noun
1.
Metallurgy. the mechanical processes by which valuable minerals are separated from ore.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65
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Examples for ore dressing
  • ore dressing studies were made of typical ores from several of the larger districts.
  • Disaggregation of rock finds use in a number of areas including mining, ore dressing, and hydrocarbon production.
  • ore dressing and milling typically refer to a specific subset of operations under beneficiation and are the focus of this section.
  • Other ore dressing techniques can also be used inexpensive, the cost of the upgraded ore will still be comparatively low.
British Dictionary definitions for ore dressing

ore dressing

noun
1.
the first stage in the extraction of a metal from an ore in which as much gangue as possible is removed and the ore is prepared for smelting, refining, etc Also called mineral dressing, mineral processing
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