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LOW-GRADE ORE [1 record]

Record 1 2005-03-15

English

Subject field(s)
  • Various Metal Ores
  • Economic Geology
DEF

Ore which is relatively poor in the metal for which it is mined.

CONT

As most ores mined today are low-grade ores - that is they contain only a small percentage of valuable metals - a large bulk of material must be treated, which is a costly and time-consuming operation.

CONT

... low grade iron ore ...

CONT

... low grade manganese ore ...

OBS

Ores containing a small proportion of the metal sought are called lean or low grade ...

French

Domaine(s)
  • Minerais divers (Mines métalliques)
  • Géologie économique
DEF

Minerai dont la teneur en métal est pauvre.

Key term(s)
  • minerai de faible teneur

Spanish

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