The mining Industry is facing many challenges today as the demand for minerals increases; the ore bodies available are of lower quality and the ores are often more complex / harder to process. Deposits are also getting more remote and more difficult to access.
Mining chemicals form a crucial part of the chain, and are absolutely fundamental to maximising recovery. The industry has both commodity and specialised chemicals – but a major issue is the level of investment required by key players to develop new and more advanced solutions, and if this will even happen to the degree necessary if the mining industry is not willing to invest in their use versus cheaper but less effective and less environmentally friendly alternatives
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