Copper Ore Carbonate Leaching Process

Most of the copper ores mined today are oxide or sulfide ores. Extraction of sulfide ores is covered in more detail in Copper Mining and Extraction Sulfide Ores 1114, but is introduced here because an important by-product of this process is used for the extraction of oxide ores. Pyroprocessing Sulfide Ores Provides Acid for Leaching