All Blog Posts about ‘Copper’

Agglomeration Drums in the Heap Leaching Process

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Agglomeration Drum

Heap leaching, a process by which metals such as gold and copper are recovered from ore, has long been a method of choice in ore beneficiation, with applications growing all the time. While this process has proven to be efficient, often chosen for its cost-effectiveness, Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Infographic on World Copper Production

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

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This week’s highlighted resource is an infographic on world copper production. We recently released this revised version of the top 20 copper mines in the world (by production). The infographic, based on the International Copper Study Group’s World Copper Factbook 2018, covers where these mines Continue reading →

 

Electric Vehicles Reviving US Copper Industry

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

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The Copper Development Association expects to see seven million electric vehicles on US roads by 2025 – a substantial increase from today’s estimated 567,000. With the amount of copper in electric vehicles substantially more than what’s required in gas-powered cars, the group anticipates the electric Continue reading →

 

World Copper Production at a Glance

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

World Copper Production at a Glance

Copper is an essential component in many of the products that make up the world around us. Ductility, malleability, and superior conductivity of heat and electricity, are just a few of the properties that make this unique metal so useful across a broad range of Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Profile on Pug Mills for Copper Concentrates

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Resource of the Week: Project Profile on Pug Mills for Copper Concentrates

This week’s highlighted resource is a project profile on pug mills for copper concentrates. Pug mills are a critical piece of equipment in processing copper concentrates for smelting – so critical in fact, that many companies will purchase two at a time – one as Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Infographic on Copper’s Role in a Low-Carbon Economy

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Resource of the Week: Infographic on Copper's Role in a Low-Carbon Economy

This week’s highlighted resource is an infographic on copper’s role in a low-carbon economy. Copper is a critical material in the move toward a low-carbon economy. This infographic illustrates how copper is used in renewable energy and electric vehicle applications.   Click the image below Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Slideshare on Copper’s Role in a Low-Carbon Economy

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Resource of the Week: Copper in a Low-Carbon Economy Slideshare Presentation

This week’s highlighted resource is a Slideshare presentation on copper’s role in a low-carbon economy. Copper’s already important role in society continues to rise as efforts to move toward a low-carbon economy call for more copper than ever before. Sustainable Copper: Copper’s Role in a Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: World Copper Processing

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Resource of the Week: World Copper Processing Slideshare Presentation

This week’s highlighted resource is a Slideshare presentation on world copper processing. The World Copper Processing presentation covers the primary methods by which copper ore is processed into metal, including the smelting process and the heap leaching and SX-EW process. Click here to view the Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Copper Ore Drums Project Profile

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Resource of the Week: Copper Ore Drums Project Profile

This week’s highlighted resource is a project profile on copper ore drums. Agglomeration drums (aka copper ore drums) are used in the heap leaching process to agglomerate ore fines so that the leaching agent can more effectively percolate through the heap, maximizing metal recovery. FEECO Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Copper Processing Infographic

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Resource of the Week: Copper Processing Infographic

This week’s highlighted resource is an infographic on processing copper from ore to metal. Copper is a key material in many of today’s existing and advancing technologies, with demand for the red metal constantly on the rise. This infographic goes over the two primary approaches Continue reading →