Low-Grade Chromite Beneficiation Through Spiral Concentration: A Review from the Turkish Market Perspective


Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy Review, 2024 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Publication Date: 2024
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/08827508.2024.2334950
  • Journal Name: Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy Review
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Aerospace Database, Agricultural & Environmental Science Database, Communication Abstracts, Compendex, INSPEC, Metadex, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Keywords: beneficiation, chromite market, Low-grade chromite, spiral concentration, Turkish chromite
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Chromite production is required for numerous industrial applications worldwide, with Turkey emerging as a major supplier of chromite ore. The decreasing grade of chromium-ore bodies and difficulties in identifying new high-grade deposits highlight the significance of processing fine, low-grade ores. This review assesses all chromite beneficiation methods, along with a detailed examination of spiral concentrators, which is used as a conventional method for chromite processing. The significance of processing low-grade and fine chromite is discussed, and advancements in separation methods are observed. The chromium market has been outlined from an economic perspective, maintaining Turkey as its focal point.