In iron ore pellet practice, both balling discs and balling drums are employed to form green pellets. Current iron ore practice favors the use of balling discs over balling drums. In iron ore pellet practice, the end product is a closely sized ( mm or in. diameter) pellet, a .
A process for upgrading lowgrade magnetitecontaining iron ore with minimum fine grinding. The dry ore is first comminuted to between about threefourths inch and 10 mesh particle size and magnetically separated. The dry tailing is discarded and the concentrate is ground to between about 20 and 100 mesh and again subjected to dry magnetic separation.