Principles of Extractive Metallurgy
and process flow sheets.,• Sulphide ores: Copper ore (CuFeS2, Chalcopyrite), sphalerite (Zn,Fe)S, Galena PbS, Pyrite FeS2. Others: Nickel, Zinc,Mercury and Molybdenum • Halide ores: Rock salts of Sodium, Magnesium chloride in sea water. Commercial production of metals • Availability of ore deposits • Concentration of metal in the ore • Availability of technology of extraction and,Extraction Of Copper | Mining, Concentration, Smelting,,Copper Smelting: Smelting is a metallurgy technique to extract base metals from their ores with the help of heat and a chemical reducing agent. (Click here for extraction process). Copper Smelting means that the concentrated ore is heated strongly with silicon dioxide (silica), calcium carbonate (CaCO 3) and air in a furnace. The major steps in,Electrowinning Copper Chemistry Tutorial,Electrowinning Copper Key Concepts. Electrowinning refers to the process of using electrolysis to extract a metallic element from the compounds in its ore. Copper occurs on Earth both as native copper (the uncombined element, Cu), and in ores (copper compounds, or mixtures of compounds, from which copper metal can be extracted profitably).