Gold extraction – Wikipedia

Gold extraction or recovery from its ores may require a combination of comminution, mineral processing, hydrometallurgical, and pyrometallurgical processes to be performed on the ore.

Elsevier Science – Extractive Metallurgy of Copper – 978-0-08-044029-3 – Elsevier

It contains an even greater depth of industrial information, focussing on how copper metal is extracted from ore and scrap, and how this extraction could be made more efficient. Leaching, solvent extraction and electrowinning are evaluated together with their impact upon optimizing mineral resource utilization.

Hydrometallurgical processing of impurity streams generated during the pyrometallurgy of copper – Patent – 5616168 – PatentGenius

Hallmark features of the various embodiments of this invention include the water leach of flue dust, a controlled acid leach stage in which metal species are solubilized, the extraction of copper as a sulfide, and the ability to operate the various process stages at essentially ambient pressure.

SciELO South Africa – Journal of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy – Gas-phase extraction of lead and …

The extractions of iron or lead from their minerals both follow pyrometallurgical routes. A few examples include iodine (titanium, zirconium), carbon monoxide (nickel), and hydrogen chloride (tin, copper, and iron). Pyrometallurgical extraction makes it difficult to extract these metals from low-grade sources.

USGS Mineral Resources Program – USGS Minerals Information – Publications and Data Products

The Metal Industry Indicators (MII) is a monthly on-line newsletter that analyzes and forecasts the economic health of five metal industries: primary metals, steel, copper, primary and secondary aluminum, and aluminum mill products.

British Geological Survey (BGS) – Glossary –

Ophiolites may contain important deposits of chromite, copper and the platinum–group elements (PGE). Porphyry deposits are important sources of copper, molybdenum and gold. Ordovician – period of geological time from 495 to 440 million years ago.

Missouri S&T Research – Materials Science & Engineering

Extraction of causal RLGC models from measurements for signal link path analysis Zhang, Jianmin. Mechanical and pyrometallurgical recycling of electronic wastes Zhang, Lifeng. Fluid flow and inclusion motion in horizontal continuous casting tundishes Shufeng, Y.

OSHA – Secondary Lead Smelter eTool – Lead – Definitions

Dross refers to the lead oxides, copper, antimony, and other elements that float to the top of the molten lead. It is a substance used to aid in the extraction of a furnace charge because of its ability to fuse with undesired matter (impurities/contaminants) in forming a more liquid slag.

Hydrometallurgy for nano-scientists – Nano Archive

At the beginning of the 20th century leaching of low grade copper oxide ore and leaching of zinc oxide calcites by dilute sulfuric acid were introduced on large scale.

Continuous refining – PatentStorm

5398915 Apparatus for continuous copper smelting There is disclosed an apparatus for smelting copper which includes a smelting furnace, a separating furnace, a converting furnace, and launders connecting these furnaces in series.

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