Gold Extraction & Recovery Processes
Process steps include mining, concentration, roasting, smelting, converting, and finally fire and electrolytic refining. 12.3.2 Process Description2 4 Mining produces ores with less than 1 percent copper. Concentration is accomplished at the mine sites by crushing, grinding, and flotation purification, resulting in ore with 15 to 35 percent copper.An enormous deposit of copper ore has been discovered, and your group is to develop an economical process for extracting the copper. from the product of an open pit mine. Crushed ore from the mine will be leached using a weak sulfuric acid solution, and you will investigate an extraction process.