Beneficiation is the process of improving the physical or chemical properties of raw material, however, this requires special treatment to increase its value. Moreover, in Africa, many countries are increasingly embracing mining beneficiation to boost economic growth. In fact, as a continental policy, the African Union has developed a roadmap to guide African governments’ management of natural resources.
For instance, the Africa Mining Vision (AMV), has identified mineral beneficiation as one of the key means by which African governments can use mineral resources. Additionally, this will ensure inclusive growth and foster economic diversification and also industrialization throughout the continent.
More so, as a state policy, the idea behind beneficiation is to encourage downstream processing to improve trade performance and also accelerate structural transformation of the economy. However, despite its huge potentials, Nigeria is yet to embrace the idea of beneficiation in mining.
However, this article considers the Nigeria mining industry and the potentials that beneficiation holds for it by taking a peep into other developing countries and also their practices of mining beneficiation. But below, there are other ebooks that might be of interest.
Additionally, the beneficiation and obtainment of raw materials often have a severe effect on the environment and generates byproducts that in many cases cannot be further processed into suitable products.DOWNLOAD WHITEPAPER