Mineral Processing using Magnetism

This video demonstrates the use of PFC 5 to simulate the separation of minerals using both permanent and induced magnetization.

A set of permanent ferromagnets lie beneath the surface of the drum. Half of the clumps are iron ore (blue) and the other half of the clumps are non-magnetic waste rock. Half-way through the video, the drum magnets are activated and magnetization is induced in the iron ore clumps and they are attracted toward the drum. This acts to divide the materials into separate piles based on their magnetic properties.