BASE METALS

Releasing hidden value

The race is on for copper producers to find new methods to process low-grade complex ores in a more economical and environmentally sustainable manner. Jayne Flannery reviews some emerging technologies that may provide the answer

Jayne Flannery
Chilean and German researchers are exploring how Chilean copper ores can be extracted through bioflotation

Chilean and German researchers are exploring how Chilean copper ores can be extracted through bioflotation

The global deterioration of copper grades and the pressure on miners to process more intricate ores in an economic and environmentally sustainable manner is ever more intense. Smelters inflict heavy penalties...

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