sulphur and copper ore

  • PDF Acid leaching of a copper ore by sulphur oxidizing

    This study examines the potential for use of biogenic sulphuric acid for leaching of a low grade Brazilian ore containing 0.64 copper occurring as brochantite Cu 4 SO 4 OH 6 and as malachite Cu 2 CO 3 OH 2 Ore was agglomerated with

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  • Copper sulfide

    Copper sulfides describe a family of chemical compounds and minerals with the formula Cu x S y.Both minerals and synthetic materials comprise these compounds Some copper sulfides are economically important ores. Prominent copper sulfide minerals include Cu 2 S and CuS .In the mining industry the minerals bornite or chalcopyrite which consist of mixed copper iron sulfides are often

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  • Extraction Of Copper From Sulfide Ore

    Sep 30 2021  The content of copper and sulfide in the disseminated copper sulfide ore is low the copper sulfide ratio is relatively large and the ore generally contains 10 40 pyrite The gangue is unevenly infiltrated with copper minerals and pyrite and some pyrites closely co exist with copper minerals and the aggregates have large particle sizes.

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  • Ore geology of the copper sulfide mineralization in the

    Mar 01 2017  Copper ore at Rudabánya The copper content of the Rudabánya iron ore is a well known feature since early times Pantó estimated 0.15 wt as the average Cu content of the primary siderite iron ore mainly in the form of chalcopyrite with accessory bornite and tetrahedrite unevenly enriched in the spar edge Koch et al also described chalcopyrite which substitutes siderite pyrite

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  • Copper Ores

    Collectable Copper Ores and Minerals This is a selection of the most commonly collected copper ores Also included are a few other interesting ores of metals often alloyed with copper such as zinc lead and bismuth Illustrations are being added where available.

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  • Copper Mining and Extraction Sulfide 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 For example FeO s SiO 2 s → FeO.SiO 2 slag This is very similar to the removal of impurities in the blast furnace.

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  • EXTRACTING METALS FROM SULFIDE ORES

    Many important metals are present in nature combined with sulfur as metal sulfides these include cadmium cobalt copper lead molybdenum nickel silver and zinc In addition gold and platinum group metals are associated with sulfidic base metal ores The extraction of metals from their ores has been an essential factor in the creation and

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  • Types of Copper Deposits in the World

    Sep 01 2021  4 Types of ore There are two distinct types of copper deposits sulfide ore and oxide ore Currently the most common source of copper ore

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  • Sulfide Ores

    Our alternatives have proven performance in the flotation of copper ores polymetalic ores and gold associated to sulfides HOSTAFLOT collectors are formulated to achieve the best possible recovery and selectivity when needed Our solutions encompass the flotation of

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    12.3 Primary Copper Smelting

    Pyrometallurgical techniques use heat to separate copper from copper sulfide ore concentrates Process steps include mining concentration roasting smelting converting and finally fire and electrolytic refining 12.3.2 Process Description2 4 Mining produces ores with less than 1 percent copper Concentration is accomplished at the

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    Sep 20 2021  70 of the world’s copper resources estimated to be worth more than 20 trillion are tied up in primary sulfide ores The majority of this ore is too low grade to justify traditional processing and the alternative low cost method of leaching does not work well on primary sulfides despite decades of industry efforts.

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    Opportunities for Precious Metals Toll Processing and

    May 01 2017  PRECIOUS METAL AND COPPER ORE PROCESSING FACILITIES IN NEVADA An inventory of precious metal and copper ore processing facilities in Nevada was conducted in early 2018 Every effort has been expended to include all such facilities Any omissions are not intentional and the authors regret omissions if any.

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  • Copper ores

    The main copper sulphide minerals are chalcopyrite CuFeS2 chalcocite Cu2S covellite CuS bornite Cu5FeS4 tetrahedrite Cu Fe 12Sb4S13 and enargite Cu3AsS4 The largest source of copper is from porphyry ore deposits in which one or a combination of the aforementioned minerals occurs.

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  • Photos of Natural Silver Ore Silver minerals Crystal

    4 Copper lead or Copper lead zinc Ores These are unimportant as compared with the others The gold they supply is small and the main silver production was from mines in Colorado and Nevada Historically the Eureka district in Nevada yielded significant amounts of copper lead zinc ore with large amounts of gold and silver.

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  • Copper Ore Types Sulfides vs

    Nov 10 2020  Copper sulfide ores are typically the most profitable copper ore type to mine That is because they have high copper content and the copper

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  • Industrial Heap Bioleaching of Copper Sulfide Ore Started

    13 hours ago  Sulfuric acid solution containing ferric iron is the extractant for industrial heap bioleaching of copper sulfides To start a heap bioleaching plant sulfuric acid is usually added to the irrigation solution to maintain adequate acidity pH 1.0–2.0 for copper dissolution An industrial practice of heap bioleaching of secondary copper sulfide ore that began with only water irrigation

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  • PDF A STUDY OF LEACHING OF COPPER OXIDE ORE BY SULPHURIC

    Mexican copper ore is a mixed ore containing mainly copper oxide and some copper sulfide that responds well to flotation The joint techniques of flotation and leaching were studied.

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  • Preparation and Crystallization of Magnetic Glass‐Ceramics

    Oct 04 2021  To comprehensively reuse copper ore tailings COT the fabrication of glass ceramics by the direct sintering method was investigated where the residues after sulfur release and iron recovery from copper ore tailings were used as raw materials The effect of the CaO added on the fabrication of glass ceramics was emphasized.

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  • Copper Ore Types Sulfides versus Oxides

    Apr 23 2011  Both ore types can be economically mined however the most common source of copper ore is the sulfide ore mineral chalcopyrite which accounts for about 50 percent of copper production.

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    Properties of Copper Ores

    Minerals from which copper can be extracted to make money are called copper ores There are several copper ores but they all fall into two main categories oxide ores and sulfide ores Oxide ores contain oxygen Sulfide ores contain sulfur Azurite malachite and chrysocolla are a few examples of oxides ores Chalcocite bornite idaite

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    Environmental Guidelines for Copper Smelting

    energy released during oxidation of the sulfur in the ore The flash techniques reduce the energy demand to about 20 million Btu/ton of produced cathode copper The sulfur dioxide concentration in the off gases from flash furnaces is also higher over 30

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    Copper Mining and Processing

    Copper sulfide and oxide ores are the forms most commonly mined for copper Copper Ores Copper ores are complex Can contain metals other elements and non metallic minerals In the ore copper is less than 1 Depending on the ore it requires different mining and extraction processes to yield .

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  • Generation of porphyry copper deposits by gas–brine

    Feb 09 2015  PCDs are often regarded as giant sulphur rather than copper anomalies Their volcanic counterpart is the ‘excess sulphur problem’ of arc volcanoes whereby more SO 2 gas is released than

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    MAGMATIC SULFIDE DEPOSITS MODELS 1 2b 5a 5b 6a 6b

    Primary abundance variations of nickel copper and platinum group elements in magmatic sulfide ore are controlled by the composition of the silicate magma and the mass ratio of silicate to sulfide liquid Naldrett 1989 In addition to sulfur iron nickel copper cobalt and the platinum group elements platinum palladium rhodium ruthenium

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  • Copper Ore

    A great many of the metal mineralizations can be associated with plume magmatism such as copper ore deposits Cu–Ni sulfide deposits and V–Ti magnetite ore deposits These ore deposits resulting from mantle plume are usually larger than those formed in a non plume setting The well known Panzihua V–Ti magnetite ore deposit was proved to

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  • bornite Cu3FeS3 is copper ore used in the production of

    Jun 13 2011  2Cu S→Cu2S Copper Cu reacts with sulfur S to form copper sulfide as shown in the equation A scientist adds 12.7 grams of Cu to 3.2 grams of S to start the reaction In this reaction all of the copper and all of the sulfur chemistry Copper II sulfide reacts with oxygen to produce copper II oxide plus sulfur dioxide.

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    A method of roasting copper iron sulphide ore concentrate or mixture wherein the ratio of sulphur values to copper values is preferably at least one to yield a calcined product for the separation and recovery of copper values by acid leaching and electrolytic deposition having at least 99 percent of its copper values soluble in dilute sulphuric acid and no more than 10 percent of the iron

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    Supergene Oxidation of Copper Deposits Zoning and

    accumulations associated with weathering of copper sulfide deposits with emphasis on minerals that occur in the supergene oxide zones of porphyry copper and skarn ore deposits Copper oxides are defined as those copper minerals containing oxidized anions especially copper oxides sensu strictu sulfates phosphates carbonates and

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  • Innovations Introduction to Copper Mining Extraction

    Oct 28 2021  Copper sulfide can be divided into single copper ore copper sulfur ore copper molybdenum deposit copper nickel carrollite and so on Basically only flotation can be considered in its separation Almost all copper sulphide ores contain iron bearing sulfides so in a sense the flotation of copper sulfide is essentially the separation of

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    Copper Smelting

    situ leaching of copper ores from an environmen tal point of view this is a questionable produc tion route Several different processes can be used for copper production The traditional process is based on roasting smelting in reverbatory fur naces or electric furnaces for more complex ores producing matte copper iron sulfide and con

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  • Reduction of oxidized sulfur in the formation of the

    Feb 05 2021  The reduction of oxidized sulfur is essential in porphyry copper deposits whose mineralization predominantly comprises copper sulfides whereas their source magmas are oxidized with most of their sulfur as SO 4 2− and with exsolved fluids having SO 2 >>H 2 S To estimate the redox state of sulfur we examined drill cores that intersect potassic and unaltered intrusive rocks in the

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  • Copper Smelting Process

    Apr 09 2010  Modern copper smelters use processed copper ore fed into a flash furnace typically fired by oxygen which produces blister copper being further processed in a converter furnace Molten copper is poured from here into rectangular moulds the resulting ingots subjected to electrolysis producing a metal of 99.9 purity Copper can be recycled indefinitely without the base metal being compromised

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    Sulfide Mining Fact Sheet

    Among the substances released by copper nickel sulfide mining are mercury air emissions sulfate discharges copper nickel manganese iron aluminum and arsenic as well as solvents and processing wastes.xvii Two discharges in particular are detrimental to the health of wild rice beds Sulfate and Mercury It is because of these discharges that

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  • Solvometallurgical process for extraction of copper from

    Dec 13 2019  Extraction of copper from sufidic ores either by pyrometallurgy or hydrometallurgy has various limitations In this study a solvometallurgical process for the extraction of copper from sulfidic ore minerals chalcopyrite bornite chalcocite and digenite was developed by using an organic lixiviant FeCl 3 as oxidizing agent and ethylene glycol EG as organic solvent .

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