As a relatively abundant metal, manganese is most commonly found in pyrolusite (MnO2), manganite (MnO(OH)),  hausmannite (Mn2+Mn3+2O4) and rhodochrosite (MnCO3). Manganese ore is generally beneficiated to produce a manganese concentrate before being extracted and refined into a manganese product. Hydrometallurgical and electrolytic processing of the concentrate is used to obtain a pure manganese product, whereas the production of ferromanganese and silicomanganese involves smelting the ore.

Manganese is an important agent in steel production. Often employed as a ferromanganese or silicomanganese alloy to improve strength, hardness and abrasion resistance of the steel. Electrolytic manganese (as MnO2) is essential in the manufacturing of dry batteries and, more recently, has been used in the production of lithium-ion batteries.

Range of Manganese Capabilities:

  • Metallurgical testplans
  • Project management
  • Metallurgical summary reports
  • Flowsheets
  • Mass balances
  • P&IDs
  • Vendor evaluation
  • Project implementation
  • Engineering studies
  • Environmental studies
  • Process description/Equipment lists
  • Detailed design

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Manganese Project Experience:

Spitfire Resources LtdWoodie Woodie ProjectTestwork and Management
Hannans Reward LtdJigalong Manganese ProjectBeneficiation Testwork
ConfidentialEMD ProjectConfidential
Golder Associates Pty LtdOM ManganeseCBA Funding Advice
ConfidentialPilbara ManganeseManganese Testwork
Pure Minerals LtdManganese Beneficiation & HydrometallurgyTestwork
Ants MineralsEMD ProjectManganese Sulphate
Golder Associates Pty LtdBootu Creek ProjectDue Diligence
McRae Clough LtdManganese ProjectDesktop Marketing Study
Spitfire Resources LtdSouth Woodie Woodie ProjectFines Benefication
ConfidentialEMD ProjectProject Assessment
ConfidentialManganese ProjectPhosphorous Removal

Sharing Our Knowledge:

Manganese Ore Processing Course

Covering uses of manganese, geology, mineralogy, metallurgical testwork and beneficiation of manganese ores, manganese alloy production and current major manganese mining and processing operations. Flowsheets, plant designs and case studies will also be discussed. Suitable for mining personnel, project managers, geologists, senior mine and processing plant operating staff, engineers and researchers. Read more about our course here.