The activity covers methods of separation of mixtures as a class practical and then applies ideas about separation to separating mixtures of minerals on the basis of their different physical properties. National Curriculum statements for England and Wales both mention distillation and chromatography
Research is currently active on the patented technology "Device and Method for Separating Minerals, Carbon, and Cement Additives from Fly Ash." The technology is available for licensing and/or further collaborative research from the United States Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory.
The Department of Geology houses all the facilities necessary for cutting, crushing, pulverizing, and powdering rocks and for separating particular minerals from rocks. The products of these processes usually enjoy further analysis in one or more of our other laboratories. For more information about
§ 4.2 Separating Elements and Minerals by Simple Methods. Instead of covering lunar mineral processing in the lunar section, it is better to cover it in an industrial section because it can be applied to processing asteroidal minerals as well.