Chapter 6 Copper Production Technology
Copper production technology the last boomin technological innovation for the copper industry occurred in the first two dec-ades of this century, whenopen pit mining, flo- tation concentration,and the reverberatory smelter were adapted to porphyry copper ores. with the exception of leaching-solvent extrac-tion-electrowinning, the basic methods.Copper. copper is a micronutrient in plants and an important constituent, in small amounts, of the human diet. it is a naturally occurring element in the soil and it can be found as a metal or in a variety of ores. it is a constituent of many man made alloys and is used in wire and some.