Proyecto Riotinto Copper production at full capacity at legendary Riotinto Mine Proyecto Riotinto Highlights Atalaya Mining owns 100% of Proyecto Riotinto in Andalucía, Spain via its wholly-owned Spanish subsidiary: - Open-pit copper mine in the Iberian Pyrite Belt, 65 km northwest of Seville - Historical peak plant throughput of 9Mtpa reached in 1998 - Excellent infrastructure […]
The process of extracting copper from copper ore varies according to the type of ore and the desired purity of the final product. Each process consists of several steps in which unwanted materials are physically or chemically removed, and the concentration of copper is progressively increased.
Millions of tonnes of low-grade ore and copper-rich tailings await the development of an efficient and economic bioleach process for chalcopyrite (CuFeS 2).The bioleaching of chalcopyrite in situ and in dumps is a practical option only because the low and slow recoveries are countered by the low processing costs (Schnell, 1997).
Extract maximum value with minimum environmental impact when processing oxide copper ores. We understand the intricate challenges and have the expertise and experience to design and optimize solutions to suit your specific ore type and – from complete concentrator plants to specific equipment.