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How to Remove Arsenic, Antimony amp Bismuth from Copper

The ores of copper are usually associated with minerals containing arsenic, antimony and bismuth.Whatever the means adopted for extracting the copper, these metals are usually found, to a greater or less extent, in the product. There is, however, usually some elimination in the various metallurgical operations to which the ores are subjected, and some attempt is made here to determine

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Arsenical bronze

Arsenical bronze is an alloy in which arsenic, as opposed to or in addition to tin or other constituent metals, is added to copper to make bronze.The use of arsenic with copper, either as the secondary constituent or with another component such as tin, results in a stronger final product and better casting behavior. Copper ore is often naturally contaminated with arsenic hence, the term

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Arsenic in Copper Concentrate

Copper concentrates recently tested for mineralogy both measured about 0.44 percent arsenic content. This is above typical levels where penalties occur. Tennantite and enargite as well as Freibergite are copper arsenic sulphide minerals that respond to flotation in a similar manner to other copper sulphides.

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Copper extraction

The copper ore is crushed and ground to a size such that an acceptably high degree of liberation has occurred between the copper sulfide ore minerals and the gangue minerals. The ore is then wetted, suspended in a slurry, and mixed with xanthates or other reagents, which render the

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The Role of Arsenic in the Mining Industry

companies will often look for soil and water with a naturally high arsenic content as a means of locating an ore body. [9] It is, therefore, very important to establish baseline or existing arsenic concentrations in the surrounding environment in order to distinguish between mining,

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Arsenic removal from copper ores and concentrates through

Ore samples were first prepared by crushing and grinding followed by sizing of both ores and concentrates to obtain size ranging from 35 to 75 mm for the leaching experiments. Samples with arsenic content below 1.0 wt.% were also blended with enargite ore with arsenic content over 8.0 wt.% to obtain a composite with arsenic content of 3.0 wt.%.

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Copper Mining and Processing Processing of Copper Ores

Copper processing is a complicated process that begins with mining of the ore (less than 1% copper) and ends with sheets of 99.99% pure copper called cathodes, which will ultimately be made into products for everyday use.The most common types of ore, copper oxide and copper sulfide, undergo two different processes, hydrometallurgy and pyrometallurgy, respectively, due to the different

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High arsenic copper concentrates International Mining

David Duckworth of consulting company Saint Barbara notes that the issue of high arsenic (high As) copper concentrates has been highlighted recently with the start up of a number of new projects producing this material. Copper concentrates can be divided into clean or complex types, he writes in the companys latest newsletter.

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Peru smelter may process copper with high arsenic content

Aug 05, 2016018332It is unclear if processing concentrates with high levels of arsenic, a toxic element often found with copper ore, would require adjusting environmental rules. than 0.5 percent arsenic content

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