April 29-May 4, 2018
The major igneous phosphate deposit in Phalaborwa was discovered in 1904. The establishment of the Phosphate Development Corporation (Foskor) in 1951 catalyzed the development and growth of phosphate mining and phosphate fertilizer manufacturing in South Africa as well as associated businesses. This keynote address covers four major topics: 1) chemical and mineralogical properties of major phosphate deposits in South Africa, 2) mining and beneficiation practices, 3) technical challenges and evolution of processing technologies, and 4) future trends.
Marius Porteus, "History and Future of Phosphate Mining and Beneficiation in South Africa" in "Beneficiation of Phosphates VIII", Dr. Patrick Zhang, Florida Industrial and Phosphate Research Institute, USA Professor Jan Miller, University of Utah, USA Professor Laurindo Leal Filho, Vale Institute of Technology (ITV), Brazil Marius Porteus, Foskor-Mining Division, South Africa Professor Neil Snyders, Stellenbosch University, South Africa Mr. Ewan Wingate, WorleyParsons Services Pty Ltd., Australia Prof. Guven Akdogan, Stellenbosch University, South Africa Eds, ECI Symposium Series, (2018). https://dc.engconfintl.org/phosphates_viii/32