Determination of Bond index of Birnin- Gwari Iron Ore in Nigeria

Abstract Full-Text HTML Download Download as PDF (Size:109KB) PP. 635-642
DOI: 10.4236/jmmce.2010.97045    3,119 Downloads   4,287 Views   Citations


Bond index is useful in designing of grinding system in mineral processing. In this study, the Bond work index of Birnin- Gwari iron ore in northern Nigeria is determined using modified Bond’s method using ‘reference ore’. Samples of iron ore were sourced using random method, reference minerals; marble and granite of known weight and iron ore of known weight were ground using the laboratory ball mill grinding machine. 80% passing size for the iron ore marble and granite samples were obtained at 100μm sieve size for the feeds and products. The work index of reference minerals; marble and granite were used to calculate the work index of iron ore. The value of 28.66 Kwh/short ton and 24.92 Kwh/short ton were obtained. The value of 20.39 Kwh/short ton was selected as it is within the range indicated by previous research work on iron ore in Nigeria.

Cite this paper

K. Olatunji and A. Durojaiye, "Determination of Bond index of Birnin- Gwari Iron Ore in Nigeria," Journal of Minerals and Materials Characterization and Engineering, Vol. 9 No. 7, 2010, pp. 635-642. doi: 10.4236/jmmce.2010.97045.

Conflicts of Interest

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.


[1] Battey M.H (1981): Mineralogy for Students, Longman Inc., New York, pp 91, 159-263.
[2] Berry T.F and Bruce R.W (1966): A simple method of determining the grindability of ores, Canadian Mining Journal (July).
[3] Bond F.C (1952), The third law of communition, Trans AIME 193.
[4] Geological Survey of Nigeria (1980): The Geology of Part of South Western Nigeria Bulletin No 31 Vol 26. pp.1-47.
[5] Magdalimovic N.M (1989): Calculation of energy required for grinding in a ball mill, Journal of Mineral Processing 25, (Jan) 41.
[6] One mine (2010): Summary and Determination of the Bond Work index using an ordinary Laboratory Batch Ball mill,http;//
[7] Thomas D.G (2002): Beneficiation of the Totomuro Iron Ore Deposit, M.Sc Thesis, Department of Metallurgical Engineering, A.B.U, Zaria (unpublished).
[8] Weiss N.L (1985): Mineral Processing handbook by American Institute of Mining, Metalurgical and Petroleum Enginering Incorporated, Kingsport Press,New York.

comments powered by Disqus

Copyright © 2020 by authors and Scientific Research Publishing Inc.

Creative Commons License

This work and the related PDF file are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.