Title: Introduction to Mineral Beneficiation
Department/Number: AMIT 145
Location: Fairbanks Pipeline Training Center (FPTC) Room #2
Name: Tathagata Ghosh, Brian Ellingson
Wills’ Mineral Processing Technology, 8th edition,
B.A Wills, James Finch PhD, Butterworth-Heinemann publisher, 2015
Supplementary Readings: as provided
Any Supplies Required: Notebook or 3 ring binder to store handouts
An overview to the field of mining beneficiation and comminution, systems and equipment used for the mining and mineral processing industry. Fundamentals of basic separation and mineral beneficiation, economic planning, environmental concerns, safety and terminology will be explored.
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF GOALS
The goal of the student is to gain broad knowledge of the equipment and processes used in large scale mine mill operations. The student will learn about separation and comminution equipment used, and the control and analysis operators use to control quality.
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES/OBJECTIVES
Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:
- Identify the role of a mill operator technician in the control of separation and comminution in the mill.
- Understand and explain the terminology used to describe the equipment and systems in mill operations.
- Understand and explain mine mill process drawings.
- Students demonstrate an understanding of safety as applied to working in a mill facility
- Students demonstrate proper safety practices around rotating equipment
- Students demonstrate knowledge of various types of crushing equipment.
- Students demonstrate knowledge of various types of grinding equipment circuits.
- Students demonstrate knowledge of various types of conveyors systems.
- Students demonstrate knowledge of various types of screen applications.
- Students demonstrate knowledge of various types of material classifiers.
Instructional methods will include lectures, reading assignments, homework, labs, the use of the Blackboard system, and other digital media.
CLASS ASSIGNMENT SCHEDULE
Assignments and due dates will be provided through the Blackboard system.
Students are expected to comply with the University Student Code of Conduct available for review at:
Classroom Ground Rules
- Turn off cell phones during class. If you must maintain cell phone contact, put the ringer on vibrate and leave the class room to receive a call.
- No laptop computers are allowed during class without instructor’s permission.
- If you are late for class by over 15 minutes you will receive .5 attendance point. Please find a vacant seat and be seated with a minimum of disturbance to the class.
- Respect instructor and classmates.
- Restrict talking or conversations that do not include the entire class or add value to the class discussion.
- If you do not understand a concept, idea, or explanation, you should ask the instructor or classmate to explain it in a different manner.
- All tests will be administered in a closed book- no notes format.
Homework, Class Notes, Power Point presentations, notebooks and Blackboard
Students are expected to submit legible homework written in a manner suitable for the assignment. Shorthand answers will not be accepted. Answers must communicate the content of the question. The process of writing out both the question and the answer helps the student to retain the information. As an employee you will be expected to communicate clearly in your written communications and this class expects the same level of communication.
As a student you are responsible for taking notes and making certain you understand the information presented. A notebook is a good way to capture and retain this information. Information not covered in your assigned reading will be made available in lecture, in a digital format, or in hard copy. All Class assignments will be initiated from Blackboard. (You may be directed away from Blackboard but you will start in the Blackboard Assignments folder.)
Class Attendance and Participation
Class attendance and participation is very important for meeting the course objectives. Attendance will be taken at the start of each class. Students who are working a rotating shift schedule or missing class on a regular basis need to make prior arrangements with the instructor. The student’s participation portion of the grade is based on the quality (not frequency) of your participation. Those receiving high grades in class participation are those who:
- Have prepared for class by completing reading assignments prior to the lecture.
- Understand and have completed all assignments neatly, accurately and on-time.
- Participate in class discussions by sharing experiences or asking/answering questions.
- Present Safety Huddle discussions.
- Are willing to volunteer for in-class demonstrations and exercises.
- Class participation will be an earned grade for each scheduled class. If you are late you will lose .5 point for class participation. If you are absent you lose the entire point.
- Unexcused absences will lose one attendance point. Excused absences will lose .5 attendance point. Excused means that you notified the instructor before the beginning of class. (As you would do if you were notifying an employer.)
Make Up work Policy
Homework and assignments turned in later than the test covering the assignment will receive zero credit and may not be evaluated. Keeping up with class work is expected. If you cannot be present for a test you should contact the instructor beforehand and schedule a time to make up the test. Tests not scheduled for make-up within a week will be scored as a 0.
Grading Scale Evaluation System
A = 100-90% Exams 30%
B = 89-80% Homework 20%
C = 79-70% Attendance/Participation 20%
D = 69-60% Final Exam 30%
F = 59% or less
* Plus and minus grades will not be submitted
* The Final exam is comprehensive and will be drawn from material covered over the entire semester.
Extensive support services are available for the student and can be found on the web at: www.uaf.edu/sssp/. Students are encouraged to form study groups with their peers. The instructor is available to assist students on an as scheduled basis. Students are encouraged to take full advantages of all these services.
UAF has a Disability Services office that operates in conjunction with the College of Rural and Community Development’s (CRCD) campuses and UAF eCampus. Disability Services, a part of UAF’s Center for Health and Counseling, provides academic accommodations to enrolled students who are identified as being eligible for these services.If you believe you are eligible, please visit https://www.uaf.edu/chc/disability.html on the web or contact a student affairs staff person at your nearest local campus. You can also contact Disability Services on the Fairbanks Campus at (907) 474-7043, firstname.lastname@example.org.
UAF Title IX
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Your choices for disclosure include:
1) You may confidentially disclose and access confidential counseling by contacting the UAF Health & Counseling Center at 474-7043;
2) You may access support and file a Title IX report by contacting the UAF Title IX Coordinator at 474-6600;
3) You may file a criminal complaint by contacting the University Police Department at 474-7721