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21Feb 609
Copper extraction

Sulfide ores. Secondary sulfides – those formed by supergene secondary enrichment – are resistant to sulfuric leaching.These ores are a mixture of copper carbonate, sulfate, phosphate, and oxide minerals and secondary sulfide minerals, dominantly chalcocite but other minerals such as digenite can be important in some deposits.. Supergene ores rich in sulfides may be concentrated using ...

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14Feb 1788
Accelerating Copper Leaching from Sulfide Ores in Acid ...

A copper extraction of 63% was obtained by leaching pretreated ore in mini-columns using a leaching solution of 6.3 g/L of sodium nitrate and 20 g/L of chloride at pH 1 and a temperature of 25 °C. Raising the temperature and increasing the chloride concentration did not improve copper extraction rates under the studied conditions.

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16Feb 1759
Leaching Oxidized Copper Ores: Effect of Strength of Acid ...

In leaching copper ores knowledge of the rate of dissolution of the copper minerals and of the impurities is desirable. With knowledge of these two factors and data as to what minerals are present in the ore the metallurgist has an excellent start on planning a leach-ing cycle to fit that ore…

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2Feb 539
Hydrometallurgical Processing of Low-Grade Sulfide Ore and ...

mainly for recovery of gold, copper, and uranium, from low-grade ores, mining and processing waste [2–6,16–19]. The twenty percent of the world''s copper production is accomplished by heap leaching of ores from mines and processing plants as well as waste ores from dumps and further processing by solvent extraction and electrowinning (SX ...

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11Feb 1476
Leaching of Copper Sulphides

Ferric sulphate leaching of secondary sulphide ores has been successfully commercialised at the Cobre Las Cruces (CLC) and Sepon copper plants. ... required for the copper leaching process (Dreisinger, 2006). Leach reactors are operated at atmospheric pressure near the boiling point of the slurry. The leach

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17Feb 1867
Acid Leaching

 · This study is limited in general to percolation leaching as it is the most widely used method to give proper contact of solvent with the ore to effect extraction of the copper. One of the important factors in percolation leaching is the size reduction necessary for copper recovery within reasonable time limits.

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11Feb 1589
EXTRACTION AND ECONOMIC UTILIZATION OF COPPER …

2.5.1 Similarities of Hydrometallurgical Leaching Techniques (Copper Sulfide Ores) 47 2.6 Solvent Extraction 48 2.7 Kinetics and Thermodynamics Studies 50 . 18 CHAPTER 3 MATERIALS METHODOLOGY AND EXPERIMENTAL 52 3.1 Materials 52 …

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25Feb 1222
Recovery of Copper by Solution Mining Methods

leaching of copper-bearing ores in the U.S The dissolved copper recovered by this operation was derived from the natural oxidation and leaching of sulfide mineralization in a major porphyry copper deposit located in the headwaters of Bingham Creek. This is the present site of the large-scale, open pit operation at Bingham Canyon, which

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2Feb 1675
RECOVERY OF COPPER FROM OXIDE COPPER ORE BY …

RECOVERY OF COPPER FROM OXIDE COPPER ORE BY FLOTATION AND LEACHING Kiraz, Emirhan M.S., Department of Mining Engineering Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Mustafa Ümit Atalay December 2014, 65 pages The aim of this study was the recovery of copper from the oxide copper ore by froth flotation and agitating sulphuric acid (H 2 SO 4) leaching.

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4Feb 808
Copper Ore Hydrometallurgy and Pressure Leaching-Copper-

Copper hydrometallurgy is a branch of metallurgy method to extract copper directly from those difficult-to-concentrate copper oxide ore. Traditional copper hydrometallurgy process typically consists of atmospheric leaching, solvent extraction (SX) and electro-winning (EW). It can produce either copper cathode or copper sulphate crystal.

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18Feb 562
Copper Mining and Extraction: Oxide Ores

The smelter for sulfide ores produces sulfur dioxide gas. This is scrubbed from the flue gases to make sulfuric acid for leaching copper from oxide ores. Scrubbing sulfur dioxide also protects the environment. A by-product of the smelting and converting furnaces is sulfuric acid. In what looks like a lucky coincidence, sulfuric acid is needed ...

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12Feb 579
6 Copper Ores Bio Leaching | Nickel | Copper

Copper ores bioleaching. Lecture #6 Copper extraction technology World copper production has increased steadily in the period 1964-2007 from 9 Mt to 16 Mt per year. In 2008 the copper production will be close to 18 Mt. More than 20-25 % of that copper …

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17Feb 830
Leaching of copper ores to recover sulfur and silver ...

Accordingly, there is a need for improved processes for oxidatively leaching copper values from ores. In accordance with the present invention there is provided an improved process for oxidatively leaching a copper ore by use of a leaching solution containing a catalytic amount of silver initially dissolved therein to solubilize copper values.

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28Feb 1239
Leaching of Primary Copper Sulfide Ore in Chloride-Ferrous ...

Copper extraction from primary copper sulfide ore from a typical porphyry copper deposit from Antofagasta, Chile, was investigated after leaching with a chloride-ferrous media at two temperatures. The study focused on whether this chemical leaching system could be applied at an industrial scale. Leaching tests were conducted in columns loaded with approximately 50 kg of agglomerated ore; the ...

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30Feb 1307
Q&A: Could a new Jetti Resources breakthrough unlock low ...

Standard leaching techniques on primary copper ores are blocked by a hard, non-reactive coating, which forms around the crystal structure of the ore. This is known as a "passivation layer," which prevents contact between the leaching solution and the surface of the mineral.

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17Feb 1239
STUDIES ON THE CURING AND LEACHING KINETICS OF …

STUDIES ON THE CURING AND LEACHING KINETICS OF MIXED COPPER ORES by Abrahan Barriga Vilca B.A.Sc (Materials Engineering) Universidad Nacional de San Agustin, 1999 B.A.Sc (Metallurgy) Universidad Nacional de San Agustin, 2001 A THESIS SUBMITTED IN PARTIAL FULFILMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS

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17Feb 1569
Metallurgical Evaluation of the Leaching Behavior of ...

 · Following the simultaneous study of the leaching of the 4 crossed ores with 4 reducing agents (Fe 2+, Fe, Cu, Na 2 S 2 O 5) of trivalent cobalt, the principal component analysis approach made it possible to highlight the leaching behavior of ores from the copper arc deposit by detecting major process variables and identifying ore/reducing ...

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20Feb 1282
Ammonia Leaching: A New Approach of Copper Industry in ...

 · Ammonia leaching was first used for recovery of non-ferrous metals such as copper from oxide ores or ores containing pure copper, but gradually the use of this technology was developed from more traditional elements of copper, nickel and cobalt to …

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9Feb 1945
A fresh approach to sulfide ores

 · A smelting workaround. The traditional route for extracting copper from sulfide ores is smelting. Yet there is a growing case for leaching sulfides from lower grade ore bodies and especially for those ore bodies containing problematic elements like arsenic, which make smelting less economical. Smelting is increasingly expensive because, in ...

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3Feb 1323
(PDF) LEACHING OF A ROASTED COPPER SULFIDE ORE | …

LEACHING OF A ROASTED COPPER SULFIDE ORE Rosselle Kim P. Castillano, Wilfredo T. Gatdula Jr., Gin Derick L. Magno, Jhunalyn H. Parantar METE 157N: HYDROMETALLURGY LABORTORY ABSTRACT Sulphide ores of copper are insoluble in dilute sulphuric acid leaching solutions, but a very high extraction can be obtained if the copper ore is in the oxidized condition.

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25Feb 513
(PDF) Cyanide Leaching of Copper-Gold-Silver Ores

Direct cyanide leaching of copper-bearing gold ores/concentrates results in low gold extractions (<80%) with high consumption of cyanide due to the ready dissolution of some copper minerals in ...

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4Feb 564
Innovations in Copper: Mining & Extraction: Producing ...

Producing Copper Nature''s Way: Bioleaching Copper Applications in Mining & Extraction. By William H. Dresher, Ph.D., P. E. Summary | Examples | Background | Chemistry of Bioleaching | Microbiology of Bioleaching | Leaching Method | Costs | Research | Conclusions | References. Summary . Bioleaching is the extraction of a metal from sulfide ores or concentrates using materials found native to ...

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7Feb 602
A comprehensive study of the leaching behavior and ...

the leaching process of copper oxide ore. Moreover, an experimental design technique, Response Surface Method (RSM), is employed to model, optimize, and evaluate the e ects and interactions of the in uential parameters on recovery of copper. 2. Experimental descriptions 2.1. Materials Copper oxide ore was collected from the Fariman

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20Feb 1959
Treatment of copper-rich gold ore by cyanide leaching ...

removal of copper by cyanide leaching without aeration prior to gold extraction and then adsorption of copper on activated carbon. Ammonia and sulphuric acid are often regarded as suitable leaching systems for preleaching of copper from gold ores [6,8,18−20]. Compared with acid leaching, ammonia leaching has the merits of high

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4Feb 1791
A-Z of Copper Ore Leaching

nickel laterites, copper ore leaching, uranium ore processing, copper SX-EW, heap leaching and solvent extraction. ALTA conferences. are a world-class annual metallurgical conference and a leading platform for innovation. It comprises five international conferences, panel …

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2Feb 1710
TECHNICAL PAPER

developed to allow the economical treatment of ores with a high cyanide-soluble copper content 3,11. Copper-containing minerals are problematic, because it forms stable copper-cyanide complexes upon leaching with cyanide. The dissolution of copper consumes a substantial uantity of cyanide, thereby increasing reagent costs.

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17Feb 1405
TENORM: Copper Mining and Production Wastes | Radiation ...

There are two main leaching methods: heap leaching and in-situ leaching. Heap leaching is the most common method used in the U.S. When processing copper through heap leaching, vast quantities of ore and overburden overburdenSoil and rocks that have been moved out of the way to get to ore are called "overburden." In areas where there are high ...

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3Feb 1270
Particle size distribution for copper heap leaching ...

Heap leaching is a process extensively used by the mining industry to recover metals from large quantities of submarginal grade materials. Currently, heap leaching finds important applications in the recovery of copper from its ores because of its low cost, …

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6Feb 524
Copper Leaching Method

 · Extraction of copper from suitable ore by leaching methods is generally assumed to cost less than the combined expense of concentration, smelting, and refining, and experimental data tend to confirm this opinion. At the Butte-Duluth plant, which is handling in excess of 100 tons of oxidized ore daily, the copper is said to cost $0.085 per pound.

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6Feb 1343
LEACHING OF LOW-GRADE COPPER ORES: A CASE STUDY …

The changes in copper content in the ore with the time of exploitation at the RTB mines [9] Oxide copper ore, mixed oxide-sulphide ores and low-grade copper sulphide ore, which, for economic reasons, cannot be enriched by flotation, may be processed by leaching methods. Agents for leaching copper

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2Feb 977
US4039405A

This invention relates to a process whereby recovery of copper from copper ores using leaching and solvent extraction techniques can be increased. The process generally comprises leaching to obtain a pregnant leach liquor, washing ore residues with an extra quantity of water to obtain extra dissolved copper values, recovering said copper values, combining the extra wash water with the pregnant ...

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4Feb 1882
Acid leaching of oxide–sulfide copper ore prior the ...

Direct leaching process of copper oxides or complex ores attracts considerable scientific and engineering attention, which plays an important role in the sus-tainable development of copper industry. Sulphuric, hydrochloric and nitric acid, as well as the ammonia are usually used as the leaching agents in a various copper ore leaching processes ...

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24Feb 840
Gold and copper leaching from gold-copper ores and ...

 · Gold-copper ores: gold-copper oxides. The gold extraction from leaching gold-copper oxides ore, containing 12.9 ppm gold and 0.04% copper, has been studied. The copper in such ore is present at nuisance levels, meaning that copper presence adds additional cost for treatment without bringing any additional revenue.

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8Feb 589
Agglomeration of fine-sized copper ore in heap leaching ...

 · Before leaching, raw low-grade copper ores are typically crushed using high-pressure grinding rolls to induce the formation of numerous microcracks and fine mineral particles (Yin et al., 2017); this step can accelerate the leaching process and increase the leaching recovery, but it reduces the penetration of the leachate into the ore. The ...

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14Feb 1944
Dynamic behavior of flow during leaching of copper ores

The objective of this investigation was to experimentally determine the variation in the flow characteristics of tactite copper ores during the leaching process. The laboratory work involved estimation of porosity and permeability of cores before leaching, and after various intervals of leaching.

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14Feb 1920
Copper Mining and Processing: Processing Copper Ores ...

Copper processing is a complicated process that begins with mining of the ore (less than 1% copper) and ends with sheets of 99.99% pure copper called cathodes, which will ultimately be made into products for everyday use.The most common types of ore, copper oxide and copper sulfide, undergo two different processes, hydrometallurgy and pyrometallurgy, respectively, due to the different ...

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