Percolation and Agitation Leaching of an Oxidized Copper Ore

CIM Bulletin1968
D. M. BRYCE, Sun Oil Company Limited, formerly with Dept. of Technical Economics, Noranda Research Centre; D. G. CERIGO, Manager for Corporate Development, Lake Ontario Steel Company Ltd., formerly Head, Dept. of Technical Economics, Noranda Research Centre; P. H. JENNINGS, Head, Dept. of Extractive Metallurgy, Noranda Research Centre, Pointe Claire, Que.
This paper summarizes the results of an experimental and economic study undertaken to evaluate the feasibility of treating an oxidized orebody of about 10 million tons, grading about 0.75 per cent copper, by agitation leaching and by percolation leaching.
Keywords: chemical engineering, Copper Recovered, heap leaching, ore, sulphuric acid, copper, Costs, leaching, Ore, Ores, Process, Processes
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