Interactive visualization of a base-metal concentrator

CIM Journal Preprint, Vol. 8, No. 3, 2017

S. Ata
The School of Mining Engineering, University of New South Wales, Australia

Virtual reality, a 3D computer-generated environment, has become a recognized delivery system for many forms of education. This paper describes the application of virtual reality to mineral processing education. An interactive mineral processing visualization module developed at the University of New South Wales, Australia, provides users with an overview of a base-metal concentrator and details about how the mined ore progresses through stages in processing. The module also involves developing instructional based plant layouts and flowsheets in the virtual environment. These assist the user in understanding the essential components of the base-metal concentrator.

Keywords: Mineral processing, Mineral processing education, Processing plant, Virtual reality (VR)