Copper Ore Mining Equipment For Zambia

The mining industry has been the economic and social backbone on Zambia since the first exploitation of the copperbelt's Cu-Co deposits. Zambia is internationally recognised as a major producer of copper and cobalt. The copper ore production of Zambia was 655 000 tons in the year of 2009, making Zambia the world 8th largest producer of copper. For the past sixty years the Zambian economy has been heavily reliant on the mining of copper and cobalt.

Copper ore mining process

Copper production from ore to finished products is a quite complex process. The following steps describe this procedure in detail.

Mining--The beginning for all copper is to mine sulfide and oxide ores through digging or blasting and then crushing it to walnut-sized pieces.

Crushing, grinding--Crushed ore is ball or rod-milled in large, rotating, cylindrical machines until it becomes a powder usually containing less than 1 percent copper. Sulfide ores are moved to a concentrating stage, while oxide ores are routed to leaching tanks.

Concentrating---Minerals are concentrated into a slurry that is about 15% copper. Waste slag is removed. Water is recycled. Tailings (left-over earth) containing copper oxide are routed to leaching tanks or are returned to the surrounding terrain. Once copper has been concentrated it can be turned into pure copper cathode in two different ways: Leaching & electrowinning or smelting and electrolytic refining.

Smelting--Several stages of melting and purifying the copper content result, successively, in matte, blister and, finally, 99% pure copper. Recycled copper begins its journey to finding another use by being resmelted.

Equipment used in copper ore mining

Shanghai SBM company, a professional copper mining equipment manufacturer, has been dedicated in mining industry for many years. We provide professional service about copper ore mining technology and copper ore mining equipment for Zambia. The equipment used in iron ore mining including crushing equipment like jaw crusher, impact crusher, cone crusher, grinding equipment like ball mill, Raymond mill, super thin grinding mill and so on. Other equipment involved are classifier, gravity separator, magnetic separator, flotation separator, pelletizer, rotary dryer, vibrating feeder, belt conveyor and so on.

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