Copper Extraction

(1 Day Training Course)

Copper Extraction


Techniques for high grade copper extraction.


A concise overview of the specific unit processes associated with copper processing is provided to participants including sound technical information regarding copper geological occurrence, mineralogy and mining techniques. Comminution and beneficiation (including froth flotation) of copper ores is included, supported by a range of industry examples.

Key Learning Outcomes:

There are many benefits of attending this course. Throughout the course, participants will improve their knowledge in the following areas:

  • Copper occurrence and the history of copper extraction
  • Evolution of the copper industry
  • Copper extraction processing techniques
  • Flowsheets for copper extraction processes
  • How this applies to current operations

Course Programme:

(Subject to change & customisation for your requirements)

  1. Introduction to copper
  2. Mineralogy of copper ores
  3. Comminution and concentration
  4. Pyrometallurgy
  5. Hydrometallurgical methods – leaching/SX/EW
  6. Copper recycling and sulphur capture
  7. Comparison of methods
  8. Case studies

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed suit those that have a background or a looking at getting into the copper mining industry. Suitable for supervisors, plant operators, chemists, engineers, lab technicians, and metallurgists. Additionally, training providers, suppliers to the resource industry, technologists, brokers and investors can also benefit.

Also suited to:

  • Mining personnel
  • Project managers
  • Geologists
  • Senior mine staff
  • Suppliers to the resource industry
  • Administration staff

For a brochure, further information on this course or to register please contact our training department on +61 8 9421 9000 or send an email to

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