Process Mineralogy 2 for Coal and Industrial Minerals

2 modules


Course Length
10 hours

Edumine Courses

27 Feb 2024



Process mineralogy combines mineralogical techniques with mineral process unit operations to identify minerals, their associations and characteristics in order to...

  • establish feasibility concepts at the early stages of geological exploration;

  • design processing flowsheets;

  • specify raw materials and marketable products;

  • troubleshoot plants; and

  • indicate new uses of minerals.

Process Mineralogy 2 for Coal and Industrial Minerals is the second of two courses on process mineralogy by the author. It presents application of the basic tools of investigative and analytical mineralogy with respect to coal and industrial minerals, illustrated by numerous examples, including...

  • coal petrology;

  • industrial minerals: diatomite, clay and calcium carbonate; and

  • industrial minerals: structural clay, glass, cement and advanced ceramics.

Together with the companion course, Process Mineralogy 1 for Metals (which also covers the investigative and analytical tools of process mineralogy), this course provides an excellent introduction to process mineralogy for all mining disciplines.


  • Dr. Marcello Veiga


Duration 10 Hours
Access 90 Days
Category Mineral Processing
Level Specialize
Version Date April 11, 2005

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Course Content

Process Mineralogy 2 for Coal and Industrial Minerals comprises 12 viewing sessions at both summary and text level of 30 to 60 minutes duration each, plus multiple-choice reviews, and numerous figures, design tables and references. Course duration is equivalent to approximately 10 hours of viewing content.

Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss the principles of coal petrology and its application to the coking process.

  • Discuss the mineralogy of diatomite, clay minerals and calcium carbonate.

  • Discuss the mineralogy of structural clay, glass, cement and advanced structural ceramics.

Recommended Background

  • A partial degree or diploma in geology, mineral processing, mining engineering or related discipline.

  • An understanding of the basic physical and chemical principles of mineralogy and mineral processing.


By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate Edumine Certification

Learning Credits

Process Mineralogy 2 for Coal and Industrial Minerals
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