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Copper is usually found in nature in association with sulfur. Pure copper metal is generally produced from a multistage, beginning with the mining and concentration of low-grade ores containing copper sulfide minerals and followed by smelting and electrolytic refining to produce a pure copper cathode. Copper is one of the oldest metals ever used and important in the development of civilization.

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What is Copper Ore

There are two distinct types of copper ore, sulfide ore and oxide ore. Currently, the most common source of copper ore is the sulfide ore mineral chalcopyrite (CuFeS2), which accounts for about 50 percent of copper production. Sulfide ores are refined via froth floatation. Copper ores containing chalcopyrite can be concentrated to produce a concentrate with between 20 percent and 30 percent of copper-in-concentrate. The more valuable chalcocite8 concentrates typically grade between 37 percent and 40 percent copper-in-concentrate, due to the fact that chalcocite has no iron within the mineral.

Its Uses and Consumption

Iron ores are typically used for the production of steel and steel is used to make automobiles, locomotives, ships, beams used in buildings, furniture, paper clips, tools, reinforcing rods for concrete, bicycles, and thousands of other items. Some types of iron ores according the variety of ores have some special uses /  applications in Industry.

Iron Ore Prices

Copper is a major metal and an essential element used by man. It is found in ore deposits around  the world. It is also the oldest metal known to man and was first discovered and used about 10,000 years go. And as alloyed in bronze (copper-tin alloy) about 3000 BC, was the first engineering material known to man. Today, copper’s uses have expanded to include heating, cooling and refrigeration, electrical wiring, electronics, power generation and transmission, automotive applications, antimicrobial uses and many more.

Copper occurs in many forms, and in a variety of geological settings. There are various factors to consider in determining the value of a copper deposit. Historically, the most profitable mines have been large scale porphyry deposits, with chalcopyrite 1mineralization extracted via open-pit mining.

However, due to the fact that chalcopyrite is formed in a variety of geological settings, within various mineral assemblages, chalcopyrite deposits have the largest overall resource. The total size of the reserve often trumps grade and refining 5-10% Cu is at fixed price while 10% and up is based on a discounted formula.

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Copper
Minimum
10%
MgO60%3.0% max
Lead(Pb)0.05% max
Cadmium0.05% max
Mercury (Hg)0.01%
Bi0.03% max
Fluorine (F)0.1% max
PB+ZN8.0% max
Arsenic(As) 0.5% max
Moisture (H2O)5.% max
Sulfur (S)20% max
Moisture or H2O8.00% max

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Why work with More Than Conquerors Company? The reasons are many.

Today, many organizations are under extreme pressure to d optimize Commodity Sourcing in mining and exporting them to different parts of the world. Mining and exporting minerals needs companies to improve and manage the available resources by focusing energy on the core competencies of the technologies and achieving a more efficient service/product at a lower cost and with quality products.

More Than Conquerors Company is committed in providing our clients the basic function as international mining and exporting specialist role we perform virtually to every activity necessary to assure the quality mining and exportation and purchasing at the most favorable price, quality and conditions from the first step in mining and delivery point to final destination port at the lowest cost in the shortest possible time.

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In this rapidly changing export /import environment, More Than Conquerors Company believed that we bring value to our clients by providing the necessary commodities by ensuring that all mining logistics as well as the exporting requirements and any other negotiations with the clients are made in time and taking care of all the clients’ needs. We align ourselves with reliable service partners both locally and internationally.

As a company providing mining and export services for our clients, we continually maintain existing and develop new customer relationships, while performing extensive due-diligence on our mining to maximize export resources while insuring service performance and total customer satisfaction.

Uses Of Copper Ore.

Copper is one of the basic chemical elements. In its nearly pure state, copper is a reddish-orange metal. Copper is a chemical element with the symbol Cu (Latin: cuprum) and atomic number 29. It is a ductile metal with very high thermal and electrical conductivity. Pure copper is rather soft and malleable and a freshly exposed surface has a pinkish or peachy color. Pure copper is rarely found in nature. It is usually combined with other chemicals in the form of Copper Ores. There are about 15 copper ores commercially mined in 40 countries around the world. The most common ores are known as sulfide ores in which the copper is chemically bonded with sulfur.

Some examples of Copper are used for:

  • Electrical wiring. It is a very good conductor of electricity and is easily drawn out into wires.
  • Domestic plumbing. It doesn’t react with water, and is easily bent into shape.
  • Boilers and heat exchangers. It is a good conductor of heat and doesn’t react with water.
  • Making brass. Brass is a copper-zinc alloy. Alloying produces a metal harder than either copper or zinc individually. Bronze is another copper alloy – this time with tin.
  • Coinage. In the UK, as well as the more obvious copper-colored coins, “silver” coins are also copper alloys – this time with nickel. These are known as cupronickel alloys. UK pound coins and the gold-colored bits of euro coins are copper-zincnickel alloys.

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