Copper mining process
Crushing screening and grinding plant for copper ore processing plant

copper crushing plant

Crushing & grinding equipment for sale

Kinds of crushing, screening, and grinding equipment such as gyratory crusher, jaw, cone, impact crusher, mobile crusher, vibrating screen , ball mill, vertical mill is designed for copper processing plant to produce copper concentrate etc.

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Features & Advantages:

  • High quality dressing equipment;
  • Installation Services & Automation & Instrumentation service;
  • Spare parts and consumables parts support.

Copper ore crushing plant equipment:

Open-pit ore is hauled to the primary gyratory crusher and the discharge fed to two secondary cone crushers. Due to the dry, dusty nature of the ore and the fine crush required to optimise leach recoveries, waterflush crushers are used to perform the tertiary crushing reduction of the ore to –12mm. Crushed ore is screened and sized to remove fines; these are treated by flotation to produce copper concentrate.

SBM is a major copper crushing machine manufacturer produce copper crusher and sieving equipment for copper mining and processing. In the primary crusher, the ore is broken into smaller pieces of less than 25 centimeters in diameter. During the crushing process, SBM has improved the capacity and end crushing products with our secondary crusher and tertiary crusher. The total energy consumption is reduced considerably. Comparing the operation efficiency of CS series cone crusher and hydraulic cone crusher, we find CS series cone crusher achieved better results in tertiary crushing. And if installing the same number of secondary and tertiary crushers, a part of operation is transmitted from tertiary to secondary crushers where the liner wear is three times less, which significantly influences on the cost reduction in the crushing process.

Crushed copper ore is then loaded on to a conveyor belt which takes it to the storage bin. In the storage bin, ball mills and other grinding machine grind the ore until it is a fine powder.

Copper ore mining and processing:

Copper is mined either at open pit copper ore mines or underground copper ore mines.

First the copper ore is blasted, the copper ore stone will be loaded by a heavy duty truck, then be transported into the primary crusher which reduces the ores to 8 inches or smaller. Screens size and distribute the classified ore to a series of conveyors, like those above, for transportation to the mill for further processing.

Inside the ball mill, the crushed copper ore will grind the ore to about 0.2 mm with 3-inch steel balls. This copper ore slurry is finally pumped to the flotation deck. This copper ore slurry is finally pumped to the flotation deck with the fine sulfide ore (~-0.5 mm) going to froth flotation cells for recovery of copper.

Copper Ore processing plant
Autogenous and ball mill grinding is followed by conventional flotation. It was enhanced by the installation of Microcel flotation columns.
The new AG mills are the largest in the world, each with a grinding capacity of 1100t per hour. They are fed with run of mill sized minus 400mm that are delivered from a stockpile with a capacity to store 10,000t. The ore is transported via a 7km-long conveyor system.
About 3.5km of the conveyor runs underground from the old in-pit crusher and a new semi-mobile in-pit crusher installed at a depth of 285m within the mine.
Another semi-mobile in-pit crusher was installed on the surface where waste stripping is processed.
The entire operations are controlled by automation system. The centrally located control system automatically regulates belt speed depending on the ore supply.
The expansion has raised the mine's throughput to match its higher output.
Pressure filtered concentrate is transported in purpose-designed containers to smelter on the Baltic coast.

What our customers say:

" We take stationary crushing equipment for large scale copper processing production. " ---- India Customer

What SBM can do for you?

As a major mining crushing equipment manufacturer in China, SBM can supply the clients with primary crusher,secondary crusher,tertiary crusher,vibrating feeder,vibrating screen,belt conveyor and grinding mill and so on.

We also can supply all kinds ore crushing equipment for the different according to the clients' demands and the raw materials. For the copper ore mining and processing, SBM will supply the jaw crusher, impact crusher, cone crusher ,vibrating feeder,vibrating screen,belt conveyor and ball mill.

Our jaw crusher is a good primary crusher, our impact crusher is widely used as secondary crusher, our cone crusher including CS series cone crusher, hydraulic cone crusher can be used as secondary crusher and tertiary crusher. Beyond this, we also supply ball mill, vertical mill, Raymond mill, trapezium mill etc. to our clients.

Copper ore:

Copper ore a valuable mineral source for all countries. The biggest copper mines are in Chile and North America, every year many thousands of tonnes of copper ore were produced, The copper ores are extracted by either traditional mining (open pit or underground) or by leaching, and 90 percent of the copper ore was mined from open pit. The copper is then recovered using physical and chemical techniques.

Copper ore is an ore which can be smelted in a furnace along with a piece of tin ore to create a bronze bar. Copper ore, along with tin ore, are the first ores a player can mine using the Mining skill.

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