Zambia is the world's fourth largest copper producing country and the second largest cobalt producing country.From the early 1990s, Zambiagovernment began the privatization of copper mine.After 10 years, the privatizationprocess had been completed. In recent years, due to the international market prices have continued to rise, the domestic and foreign enterprises have increased the copper mining investment. As the world's fourth largest copper producing country, copper industry has a great impact on the national economy of Zambia. With the increase of Zambia copper mine to complete privatization and foreign investment, Zambia copper industry achieved remarkable development. In 2005 the international market copper prices broke through the $3000 / MT, which greatly stimulated the Zambia copper production. Zambia annual copper volume reached 410000 tons in 2008, which up from 16.2% in 2005. Zambia copper production is expected in 2005 500000 tons in 2014.Zambia copper mine has a great market development in the future.
At first, Zambia copper mine exploration has a major progress. In 2000 the Zambia territory has been proven copper reserves of 12 tons, the average grade is 2.5%. In the northwestern province of Tulum Lumwana found in the area of new copper reserves of 4.8 tons, it is one of the world's largest untapped copper. The data show that, Zambia's copper reserves of 20 tons in 2013, which needs further exploration. Zambia copper mining has two bright spots, the second is Zambia copper mine deep mining have new breakthrough. After a long period of mining for dozens of years, Zambia copper mine exhausted the shallow. Copper deep mining need more invest and unique equipment. Zambia copper mining need to have efficient equipment to promote the development of the national economy.
With different ore types you need choose a different processing method. A multi metal sulfide ore, the ore composition characteristics were selected to mixed flotation, hybrid priority flotation, flotation and gravity separation, flotation separation method and combined magnetic and flotation hydrometallurgical method. Oxidized ore, generally with the flotation and hydrometallurgical treatment or with flotation maceration combined treatment with combined type copper oxide ore. Mixed ore, usually by flotation method, it can be processed separately, or together with sulfide ore processing; can also be used in flotation and hydrometallurgical treatment, namely, first select the copper concentrate by flotation method, then the hydrometallurgical processing of tailings after flotation.In Zambia successful project, copper mining method need make the combination of physical and chemical methods.
With the development of the scale of the rapid expansion of copper production, the consumption of resources is to further accelerate the pace; the copper mineral resources for the use are increasingly scarce. By mining equipment upgrades and technological progress, domestic and foreign copper mine has further expand the scale of production, which has strengthen the comprehensive utilization of mineral resources. Zambia copper mining is to form scale, which not only can improve the copper production but also reduce production cost.
The mining process of copper ore is very simple, which mainly include grinding and flotation.It is important for choosing flotation equipment on the copper mining plant. As a professional manufacturer of flotation machine, SBM can tailor for you the copper production line. With the development of economy, the copper beneficiation process is continuous changing and the copper mining technology continues to improve.According to different types of copper we can choose different mining method, from which you can get more economic benefit in Zambia.
Base on decades of years R&D experience and thousands of clients production experience, SBM updated our tranditional vibrating feeder and developped the TSW series feeder, which can greatly improve the whole production line capacity.
K3 Series Portable Crushing Plant adopts a new design concept. It uses modular vehicle design, able to be transported without disassembly. Besides, it boasts rapid installation and production, safety and environmental protection. Its launch will break the market pattern of portable and mobile crushers in the industry, and it is an ideal portable crushing plant in the domestic and foreign markets.
The coarse crushing module adopts the vibrating feeder of larger specifications, equipped with double-layer grate bars, with stronger feeding and pre-screening capacity, which can ensure the efficient and stable operation of the coarse crusher and effectively improve the overall processing capacity.
The equipment adopts a large capacity silo design, which can store more raw materials; the strengthened silo can also adapt to a variety of feeding methods such as loaders, excavators and conveyors, so as to ensure the continuous and stable feeding.
In order to better play the performance of portable crusher, high-quality supporting crushing and screening host is selected. The equipment has higher production efficiency, small installation size, compact structure and larger processing capacity. The productivity of mobile crusher is comparable to that of fixed plant.
The equipment can be transported by road without disassembly, and shipped by sea in containers. During production, no concrete foundation is needed. The portable crushing plant has hydraulic supporting legs which will be stretched out when arriving at the production site to quickly enter the operation mode.
In order to ensure the rapid installation and transportation, the on-board belt conveyor and electrical control system are adopted for the equipment, which can directly enter the feeding operation mode after being deployed on site.
In the design of the equipment, the modular and general design concept is adopted, and the mass production can be carried out according to the general module. The production quality is stable, the precision is high, and the stock cycle is short.
The equipment leaves installation space of tarpaulin, and the dust cover of material receiving and discharging can be configured to achieve the effect of dust reduction. Some special needs can also be satisfied by equipping the movable tarpaulin convertible to further reduce the dust emission and meet the requirements of strict environmental protection standards.
In the case that there are many fine materials after coarse crushing, the portable crusher for medium crushing can adopt the operation mode of screening fine materials in advance before crushing, which can effectively improve the overall production capacity. When the field operation has a long moving period, the tire chassis may not be selected, and a new semi mobile sled type plant is adopted to save the investment cost.
The portable crushing plant is usually powered by an external power source. The raw materials are uniformly sent to the jaw crusher or impact crusher by the vibrating feeder for coarse crushing. Next, the coarse crushed materials are sent to the cone crusher or impact crusher by the belt conveyor for further crushing. After that, the fine crushed materials are sent to the vibrating screen where materials meeting size requirement would be screened as finished products while unqualified ones sent back to the impact crusher or cone crusher for reprocessing, forming a closed circuit and multiple cycles. The granularity of finished products can be decided according to the needs of users.
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One of the strengths of Chaus is having a vertically integrated supply chain. Chaus is probably the only power cord manufacturer with the Group holding the exploration and mining licenses in Mongolia.
Chaus fellow subsidiary Hua Yi Copper Products Co., Ltd. engages in copper fabrication, from the raw material of copper cathode to 8.0mm low-oxygen copper rods to 2.6mm copper wire as well as further drawing to various diameters copper wires.
The automatic machine optimizes productivity in the production of goods and delivery of services. It also increases the quality of our products and eliminates the defective products due to the human errors.
This is a continuous cable processing line starts from cable feeding, wire cutting, outer jacket stripping, insulation stripping, terminals crimping to final molding of plug, equipped with 12 single cavities & 4 molding tools molding process. There are various inspection check points for product testing and verification. It will take out the defective if one of the inspection check points was failed.
Chaus has installed the crimping cross section analyzer to verify our crimping quality. Crimp cross-sectional analysis has become an integral part of the crimp quality process. The combined sawing-polishing process and high precision optics result in high quality images for thorough analysis of crimping. With the micro-image software, the crimp cross-sectional images can be measured with information of the crimp height, crimp width, wire compression, strand count, .... etc. The pull tester & crimp height micrometer can be connected to PC and collected data will be included in the standard report for full analysis.
CHAUS- to grow greener Chau's product and utilization of resources is driven by environmentally friendly materials. Our process technology and plant facilities are designed for protecting our environment.
The order, which comes after two years of close, preparatory work with the customer, comprises two 1400x2100 TSU Gyratory Crushers and three Apron Feeders of varying sizes. The mine, located at almost 2,400 meters above sea level and around 1,500 kilometres north of Santiago, is currently undergoing an important expansion and transformation process.
This order is fantastic news for FLSmidth as it demonstrates our strength and competitiveness in the crushing and comminution area. It is a great vote of confident from an important and large mine operator to choose FLSmidth gyratory crushers for their first such purchase in 20 years. Ultimately, this order comes as a result of our close work with the customer and our effort to understand their specific conditions. This meant we could provide the right productivity- and sustainability-enhancing solutions and service, comments Claudio Garcia Bernal, FLSmidth Regional President for South America.
The FLSmidth equipment was chosen by the customer as it is specifically designed for high performance and cost-effective operation due to low servicing and maintenance needs. Each crushers capacity is 2,500 mtph, while the feeders operate at 2,500 t/h (speed: 0,25 m/s).
FLSmidths TSU Gyratory Crusher is specifically designed for extreme applications, where extra motor power and heavier sections are needed and where reliability and minimised maintenance are key factors. The TSU also provides higher throughput capacities.
The TSU Gyratory Crusher is unique among gyratory crushers due to its revolutionary design Top Service (TS) design, which allows for easy access and removal of the eccentric assembly, bushings and hydraulic piston through the top of the crusher. This feature greatly simplifies service functions and provides safety benefits, not found on traditional bottom service machines. As a result, the TSU reduces overall costs and helps to make this a more sustainable and available crushing option.
FLSmidth provides sustainable productivity to the global mining and cement industries. We deliver market-leading engineering, equipment and service solutions that enable our customers to improve performance, drive down costs and reduce environmental impact. Our operations span the globe and we are close to 10,200 employees, present in more than 60 countries. In 2020, FLSmidth generated revenue of DKK 16.4 billion. MissionZero is our sustainability ambition towards zero emissions in mining and cement by 2030.
Using a process called in-situ copper recovery, the copper is extracted using a water-based solution. This method requires no open pit, no tunneling, no blasting, no waste dumps, and no large equipment that is typically associated with mining activity.The in-situ process is energy efficient, uses significantly less water, and produces far less carbon dioxide emissions and waste per pound of copper produced that convention mining operations.
The 24 well facility and the SX/EW plant commenced operations in December 2018. Over the course of 18 months, Taseko evaluated the operational data, confirmed project economics, and demonstrated the ability to produce high-quality copper cathode with stringent environmental guidelines.
With an initial capital expenditure of US $227 million, the Florence Copper commercial facility will produce an average of 85 million pounds (40,000 tonnes) of copper annually at a cost of US$1.13/lb LOM* over its 20 year life.
In August 2020, Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) issued Florence Copper a draft Aquifer Protection Permit, one of two key permits required to advance to commercial production.In addition, Taseko continues to advance the permitting process for the other key permit, the Environmental Projection Agencys Underground Injection Control Permit (UIC).
Concurrent with permitting activities, the Company is advancing to raise new capital to fund the construction of Florence Copper. Discussions with potential joint venture partners and lenders are ongoing and the Company expects to have a committed financing package in place by early 2021, inline with the timing of final permits.
In December 2018, wellfield operations commenced and injection and recovery systems were fully ramped-up within a short timeframe (reference news release). Following an initial leaching period, in December 2018, leach solutions were flowing at expected levels and copper was detected in solutions recovered from process sample wells.
Concurrent with Phase 1 test facility operations, the Company advanced the permit amendment process to transition to commercial production. In August 2020, the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality issued the draft Aquifer Protection Permit (APP) for the commercial production facility. The APP is one of two key permits required to advance the project to commercial production.
On January 16, 2017, Taseko announced the results from a 2-year metallurgical test program as well as an optimization of the project well field development sequence. This updated data was used to re-cost the project which resulted in a significant improvement in project economics, as follows:
1 Average grade 0.358% TCu at a cut-off grade of 0.05% TCu March 2013 Florence Copper Prefeasibility Study Technical Report, Independent Qualified Persons are Richard Zimmerman, RM-SME, M3 Engineering & Technology Corp.; Michael Young, RM-SME, Haley & Aldrich; Corolla Hoag, CPG, RM-SME, SRK Consulting, Dr. Terence McNulty, PE, TP McNulty and Associates; Dennis Tucker, PE, ARCADIS, and Richard Frechette, PE, Knight Piesold.
As a requirement of the LSE listing process, the Company engaged Roscoe Postle Associates Inc. (RPA) to prepare an independent Competent Persons Report (CPR) for the Gibraltar Mine and the Florence Copper Project. The Gibraltar Mine CPR confirmed the Companys mineral reserve estimate in its 43-101 Technical Report dated November 6, 2019, and contains no other significant findings.
Conoco's conceptual studies included both the oxide and sulfide portions of the deposit, and encompassed an oxide open pit mine, with vat leaching and solvent extraction-electrowinning (SX-EW) treatment of oxide mineralization, followed by extraction of the sulfide material and treatment in a conventional concentrator, with smelting and refining. However, the low price of copper and overall large capital investment precluded development.
Magma Copper Company acquired the property in 1992 and completed a prefeasibility study in 1995. The study focused on identifying the most appropriate mining method for developing the oxide portion of the deposit, which included (1) open pit mining followed by heap leaching, and (2) in-situ copper recovery followed by SX-EW treatment. The latter appeared to be the most economical option; however, low copper prices prevented development.
BHP acquired Magma in 1996 and created BHP Copper, Inc. which advanced the project to the fully permitted stage for ISCR production. In 1998, BHP initiated, but did not complete, a multi-month, field-optimization in-situ recovery test to gather copper-extraction and other technical data. The project obtained all major environmental permits under BHP in the late 1990s and Florence Copper is currently in the process of amending and updating these permits.
The Florence Copper deposit formed approximately 62 million years ago when numerous dike swarms of Laramide granodiorite porphyry intruded Precambrian quartz monzonite near Poston Butte. Hydrothermal solutions associated with the intrusive dikes altered the host rock and deposited copper and iron sulfide minerals as disseminations and thin veinlets in the strongly faulted and fractured rocks.
The deposit was subjected to mid-Tertiary Basin and Range faulting and subsequent erosion, burying the entire deposit to a depth of approximately 375 feet. During the latter period, calcareous silty mud and clay layers were deposited in shallow basins that extended over the region. A 20-40 foot thick clay layer lies 60 to 100 feet above the bedrock and acts as an aquitard, preventing groundwater in aquifers above and below the clay layer from mixing. Mineralization in the oxide portion of the deposit consists primarily of chrysocolla with lesser other secondary copper minerals. Most of the copper in chrysocolla occurs in veins or as fracture fillings. The thickness of the oxidized zone ranges from 100 to 1,000 feet with an average thickness of 400 feet.
The oxide mineralogy, fracturing, abrupt change from the oxide to sulfide zone as well as the presence of an overlying clay layer or aquitard, make the Florence Copper deposit highly amenable to in-situ copper recovery.
In 2013, Resolution Copper submitted a Mine Plan of Operations (MPO) to the United States Forest Service (USFS), which the agency deemed complete the following year. An associated land exchange and conservation act passed in 2014 under the Obama administration. It included a requirement for completing a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) before any land exchange occurs.
The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requires an EIS for specific actions "significantly affecting the quality of the human environment." The process helps federal agencies make informed decisions by describing the positive and negative environmental effects of a proposed action and lists potential alternatives and mitigations.
The USFS received extensive support and assistance while preparing the Draft EIS from counties, state and federal cooperating and consulting agencies, and Native American tribes. The agency held hundreds of consultations with the public and tribes during throughout the process. It developed alternatives to be responsive to issues raised and mitigations to protect national forest land and resolve residual impacts. Issuance of the Draft EIS came in August 2019.
After the USFS process, further permitting will be progressed with other authorities and a detailed feasibility study completed over several years to inform investment considerations on the project. When an investment decision is made, Resolution Copper is expected to take around 10 years building infrastructure to prepare for the commencement of mining.
For more than a decade, we've listened proactively during ongoing public consultation about the Resolution Copper project. We understand concerns remain. We are committed to continued engagement with communities and Native American Tribes and working to seek consent before any decision
Resolution Copper is working with the community as we safely and responsibly develop one of the largest copper mines in North America, bringing jobs and long-term economic benefits to Arizonas Copper Triangle region. Here is some important information about the project: Click here.
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The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is one of the worlds best-known mineral-rich countries. Its mining industry plays an important role in supplying gold, cobalt, copper, tantalum and diamond to the rest of the world. In addition to having the largest cobalt reserves, the country is also Africas biggest copper exporter, producing 1.06 million mt of copper in 2019. Hydrogeek Consulting was tasked to support mining operations in the region through their groundwater modelling expertise. Using FEFLOW, they developed a 3D groundwater model to forecast water inflows to enable more efficient water management decisions.
To support mine dewatering for two copper mines in DRC, Hydrogeek Consulting needed to provide forecasts of the calculated inflows required to lower water levels in the main aquifer to a target preferably one bench below each mining level as mining progresses.They also needed to provide the level of projected inflows required to lower pore pressure in less permeable formations, which do not drain as freely from the borehole abstraction system.
The mines are located in a complex geological environment. To tackle these challenges in the demanding locations, Hydrogeek Consulting used FEFLOW, the all-in-one groundwater modelling solution, to develop a robust and easy-to-understand 3D groundwater model to estimate transient mine inflow for the open pit mines.
The model capitalises on FEFLOWs flexible meshing options and refinement to handle complex geology (three aquifers and four aquicludes) and dewatering wells. The model heads were calibrated based on historical abstraction from 13 dewatering wells over ten years with daily abstraction rates.
The project relied on the ability of the model to predict future groundwater and residual inflows. A combination of planned dewatering wells and horizonal drain wells were used, targeting the major aquifer outside the pit and lower conductive units. The aim of the model was to lower heads below mining levels.
Hydrogeek Consulting is a consultancy company in South Africa specialising in hydrogeology and groundwater modelling. Their expertise includes interpretation of groundwater data to form conceptual hydrogeological models to support underground and open pit mine operations. Learn more: https://hydrogeekconsulting.com/
The Kamoa Copper project is located in the Kolwezi District, Katanga, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The project includes an underground mine and a concentrator plantthat produces blister copper and sulphuric acid.
The Kamoa Copper project is located in the Kolwezi District, Katanga, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The project includes an underground mine and a concentrator plantthat produces blister copper and sulphuric acid.
The mining licence for the project, valid for 30 years, was granted by the government of the DRC in August 2012. Construction of the box cut began in July 2014 and the mine is anticipated to start production in 2017. The Kamoa project is expected to have an operational lifetime of 30 years.
Ivanhoe Mines, through its subsidiary African Minerals Barbados Limited (AMBL), holds a 95% interest in the project. The remaining 5% share was transferred to the DRC Government on 11 September 2012 as a non-dilutable interest in AMBL, pursuant to the DRC Mining Code.
The Kamoa copper project is a large stratiform copper deposit, located approximately 25km west of Kolwezi town, and approximately 270km west of the provincial capital of Lubumbashi. The deposit is located within the Central African Copper belt and forms a part of the interpreted extension of the Western Foreland unit of north-western Zambia.
The Kamoa is estimated to contain indicated mineral resources of 760Mt graded at 2.73% Cu, containing 45.8 billion pounds of copper. Inferred mineral resources are estimated to be 235Mt grading at 1.7% Cu as of January 2020.
The Kamoa copper project will follow a two-staged development approach. The first phase is aimed at mining the high-grade copper mineralisation from shallow, underground resources to yield a high-value concentrate. The mine and the mill will be expanded in the second phase in addition to constructing a smelter to produce blister copper.
The copper mine and concentrator complex at Kamoa will initially operate at a rate of three million metric tonnes per annum (mmtpa). The concentrator will comprise an MF2 circuit configuration, designed to achieve 85.4% recovery at 32.8% Cu concentrate grade.
The room-and-pillar mining method is proposed for the shallower mineralisation at the Kamoa project, while the drift-and-fill method is proposed for deeper sections. The underground mine will be accessed through two portals and the initial mining target will be the Kansoko Sud mineralised zone.
Ore from the mine will be processed in a three-stage crushing circuit, and the primary and secondary ball mills will operate in a closed circuit with hydrocyclones. Ore will then be delivered to theflotationcircuit, which will consist of roughers and scavengers with a re-grind mill between the rougher and scavenger stages.
Material from the flotation circuit will be cleaned in a cleaner circuit comprising cleaners, scavenger cleaners and re-cleaners. The final concentrate will be thickened before pumping to the concentrate filter. It will be stored at the concentrate shed before being fed to the smelter.
The smelting process will include the use of direct to blister flash (DBF) smelting technology, wherein the copper concentrate will be processed by flash smelting to produce blister copper (98% Cu). The produced blister copper will be transferred for anode furnace treatment, which refines and casts them as saleable anodes.
The on-site smelter is estimated to annually produce 300,000t of blister copper, along with 1,600t of sulphuric acid a day as a by-product. The sulphuric acid is proposed to be sold to copper-oxide mining operations at the Central African Copper belt.
Power supply for the copper mine will be provided by La Socit Nationale dElectricit (SNEL), DRCs national electricity company, under a financing agreement made in March 2014. SNEL is proposed to supply power from the Mwadingusha, Koni and Nzilo 1 hydroelectric power plants.
AMC Consultants, AMEC E&C Services, SRK Consulting, Stantec Consulting International, Hatch, and Golder Associates Africa participated in the preparation of the preliminary economic assessment (PEA) for the Kamoa project.