On Mineral Resources for Ferroalloy Production


The article addresses the issues associated with self-sufficiency of raw materials in the Russian ferroalloy industry. The analysis of characteristic features of the domestic ferroalloy mineral resource base is done. Prospective technology solutions developed by the VIMS Federal State Budget Institution to be used for the industrial processing of low-grade and difficult ores are presented. A comprehensive approach to resolve resource self-sufficiency issues for the domestic ferroalloy industry is outlined, based on the development and implementation of highly efficient ore-processing technologies and on geology exploration for new ore resources that could be developed in both process- and cost-efficient ways.

Keywords: ferroalloys, mineral resources, production, consumption, deposits, reserves, technologies

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