Copper Mining And Processing Processing Of Copper Ores
copper processing is a complicated process that begins with mining of the ore 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 simplified schematic drawing of copper flotation flowsheet. run-of-mine open pit ore will be crushed in a gyratory crusher. the crushed ore will be processed by means of semi-autogenous and ball mill grinding followed by rougher flotation, regrind, cleaner flotation, and dewatering to produce copper concentrate. the concentrate will be trucked via the existing road network in the area to a place these products in the extraction process in ascending order of copper content. use the flow chart as a guide: matte ore cathode copper blister anode copper copper concentrate fire refined copper; use a periodic table to find the atomic masses of the elements in cuprite and chalcocite. then work out the percentage of copper in each mineral.