The primary crusher at a copper mine. The truck dumps ore into the crusher which crushes the ore. Screens size and distribute the classified ore to a series of conveyors, like those above, for transportation to the mill for further processing.
The general focus of this document will be on metaliferrous ores represented by run-of-mine material described in category 3 above. An exception to the above discussion of mineral processing arises when the valuable component of the ore is extracted directly by chemical methods.
Weatherly International's Tschudi Copper project is located in Namibia, home to two of the top ten biggest uranium mines in the world.Tschudi is a low-cost open-pit mine extracting oxidised copper ore to be treated through heap-leach, solvent extraction and electro-winning.
INSTRUCTIONS: Work in groups of three. Choose one mining industry in South Africa and find information about the industry of your choice. Choose from the following list: gold, iron, coal, phosphate, manganese, diamond, chromium, copper and the platinum group metals (PGMs).