In support of the development of its Liberian iron ore project, ArcelorMittal Mining Research and Development (AM Mining R&D) has performed characterisation and beneficiation test work on drill core samples received from the proposed mine area. In addition to this, a sinter feed product was composed by blending and processing the drill cores in order to predict sintering performance of the ore. This article presents the methodology used to prepare the drill core blend for characterisation, as well as describe the sinter pot trial. The results are presented, demonstrating how important this type of study is for the development of an iron ore deposit.
Gotelip Barbosa, M, Siboni, G, Venturini, M J and Correa de Araujo, A, 2017. The use of drill core blends to predict sintering performance, in Proceedings Iron Ore 2017, pp 297–302 (The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy: Melbourne).