Principles of Extractive Metallurgy
- Metallurgyis the science of extracting and refining metals from ores and the compounding of metals to form alloys.
- Extractive metallurgy is the branch of metallurgical science & engineering which deals with the extraction and refining of metals from ores.
- An oreis a rock that contains commercially viable amounts of metallic/non-metallic solid minerals. Ores are complex associations of mineral grains.
- A mineralis a chemical compound that constitute a component of an ore, and with its own characteristic chemical composition.