ore dressing


noun
  1. Metallurgy. the mechanical processes by which valuable minerals are separated from ore.

Origin of ore dressing

1
First recorded in 1860–65

Words Nearby ore dressing

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How to use ore dressing in a sentence

  • He pursues methods in ore-dressing at which those who are trained in the usual practice may well stand aghast.

    Edison, His Life and Inventions | Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
  • The question in ore dressing really is whether air can be made to work as well as water.

  • This is neither milling, metallurgy, nor ore dressing, but is more properly called Sorting.

    The Business of Mining | Arthur J. Hoskin
  • The vanning spade and shallow washing dish are the prototypes of this kind of ore-dressing machinery.

    Twentieth Century Inventions | George Sutherland
  • Jiggers and vanners form the staple of the miner's ore-dressing machinery at the present day.

    Twentieth Century Inventions | George Sutherland

British Dictionary definitions for ore dressing

ore dressing

noun
  1. the first stage in the extraction of a metal from an ore in which as much gangue as possible is removed and the ore is prepared for smelting, refining, etc: Also called: mineral dressing, mineral processing

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