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By Shane Lasley
Mining News 

Ore sorting upgrades North of 60 mines

From creating direct shipping rare earths and copper ore in Canada's North to squeezing extra gold out of an Alaska mine North of 60 Mining News – August 5, 2022

Series: Digging Tech | Story 1

Last updated 9/3/2022 at 11:29am

Northwest Territories First Nation drummers perform on an ore sorter catwalk.

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Yellowknives Dene Drummers perform on the catwalk of the Tomra ore sorter ahead of the first bag of rare earths concentrates produced at Nechalacho in July 2021.

"Grade is king" is an adage that guides mineral exploration and mining. The premise behind this basic axiom of the mining business is the less ore that needs to be mined and processed per ounce of precious metals, pound of base metals, kilogram of critical minerals, or carat of gemstones produced, the more profitable an operation will be. The kingliest of orebodies would be of such high grade t...

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