ore dressing
noun Date: 1831 mechanical preparation (as by crushing) and concentration (as by flotation) of ore

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  • Ore dressing — is one of the principal processes in the work of mining. It consists of separating economically valuable minerals from those with little or no value, or of separating valuable minerals from each other, so that they may be further processed, for… …   Wikipedia

  • ore dressing — noun crushing and separating ore into valuable substances or waste by any of a variety of techniques • Syn: ↑mineral extraction, ↑mineral processing, ↑mineral dressing, ↑ore processing, ↑beneficiation • Derivationally related forms: ↑beneficiate …   Useful english dictionary

  • ore dressing — n. Metall. the mechanical processes by which valuable minerals are separated from ore. [1860 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • ore dressing — noun Any treatment of an ore used to concentrate its valuable constituents (minerals) into products (concentrate) of smaller bulk, and simultaneously to collect the worthless material (gangue) into discardable waste ( …   Wiktionary

  • ore dressing — /ˈɔ drɛsɪŋ/ (say aw dresing) noun the art of separating the valuable minerals from an ore without chemical changes …   Australian English dictionary

  • Dressing — may refer to: Dressing (medical), a medical covering for a wound, usually made of cloth Ore dressing Salad dressing, a type of sauce which is generally poured on a salad, or spread on the bread of a sandwich Stuffing, a mixture of various… …   Wikipedia

  • ore — /awr, ohr/, n. 1. a metal bearing mineral or rock, or a native metal, that can be mined at a profit. 2. a mineral or natural product serving as a source of some nonmetallic substance, as sulfur. [bef. 900; conflation of ME ore, OE ora ore,… …   Universalium

  • öre — /ue rddeuh/, n., pl. öre. 1. a bronze coin of Norway, the 100th part of a krone. 2. a zinc or bronze coin of Denmark, the 100th part of a krone. 3. a bronze coin of Sweden, the 100th part of a krona. 4. a fractional currency of the Faeroe Islands …   Universalium

  • ore processing — noun crushing and separating ore into valuable substances or waste by any of a variety of techniques • Syn: ↑mineral extraction, ↑mineral processing, ↑mineral dressing, ↑ore dressing, ↑beneficiation • Derivationally related forms: ↑beneficiate …   Useful english dictionary

  • dressing floor — /ˈdrɛsɪŋ flɔ/ (say dresing flaw) noun the place where ore is sorted on the floor of a mine; a strake …   Australian English dictionary

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