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Process of extraction and

exploitation of mineral

Extraction of copper from
copper sulfide.



drilling
the drilling of rocks within the
field of blasting
blasting

instant fragmentation that occurs in the
rock due to the detonation of explosives
loading and transportation
The loading and
transport are the
actions that define
the main operation
in a mine site.
I crushed

The ore from mine has a wide particle size from
particles less than 1 mm up to 1 m in diameter,
Primary Rotary of jaws impact
Stationary crushers - surface and underground
Grinding
Grinding
The grinding process is performed using large
equipment or rotating cylindrical mills,
buoyancy
The pulp coming from the grinding, that
has already incorporated the necessary
reagents for flotation.
buoyancy
casting
The copper concentrate is fed dried in
ovens at high temperatures (1,200
Celsius)




casting
electrorefining

The anodes are brought to
swimming pools which have a
solution of water and sulfuric acid.

electrorefining