Sources of Copper Ore | Copper Development Association of South ...
Currently, the most common source of copper ore is the mineral chalcopyrite (CuFeS2), which accounts for about 50% of copper production. For economic and environmental reasons, many of the byproducts of extraction are reclaimed. Sulfur dioxide gas, for example, is captured and turned into sulfuric acid — which is then...Read More
List of copper ores - Wikipedia
Following is a list of minerals that serve as copper ores in the copper mining process: Name, Formula, % Copper when pure. Min chalcopyrite.jpg. Chalcopyrite. CuFeS2. 34.5. Chalcocite.jpg · Chalcocite · Cu2S. 79.8. Covellite-USA.jpg · Covellite · CuS. 66.5. Bornite.jpg · Bornite. 2Cu2S·CuS·FeS. 63.3. Tetraedrite.jpg.Read More