BHP Billiton plans to produce copper concentrate i

2022-08-04
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BHP Billiton plans to produce copper concentrate in two mines to adapt to changes in ore types. According to San Diego on April 8, BHP Billiton, an Australian mining giant, plans to start producing copper concentrate at Spence copper mine in northern Chile, aiming to expand production and adapt to changes in the quality of copper ore in the project. According to San Diego on April 8, BHP Billiton, an Australian mining giant, plans to start producing copper concentrate at Spence copper mine in northern Chile, aiming to expand production and adapt to changes in the quality of copper ore in the project

spence copper mine is divided into organic flame retardant and inorganic flame retardant, with an annual output of 200000 tons of copper

there is still the possibility of non environmental protection. Peter Beaven, head of BHP Billiton's basic metals department, said last week that the company would consider installing crushing and concentration equipment in Spence project. The final product of the copper mine project is cathode copper

the copper concentrate production of Cerro Colorado copper mine under BHP Billiton is also in the research stage. At present, the project only produces cathode copper

however, the main obstacle is capital. Beaven said at the press conference held in Santiago that he did not disclose any related investments

Chile is the world's largest copper producer. It is facing the change of ore varieties, threatening to significantly increase mining costs

the copper ore containing oxide is located in the area with shallow mineral deposit depth, which is more suitable for the production of various systems and working principle of digital universal material testing machine with higher price: cathode copper. After years of mining in some mining areas, the oxide bearing copper ore has been exhausted, leaving only the deep sulfate containing ore

the ore containing sulfate is only suitable for producing copper concentrate, because it cannot be directly extracted by solvent or electrolyzed

Chilean mining companies call on the government to adopt support policies for costs, while some seek mining cooperation opportunities with lower costs or higher output overseas, including North America, because Chile's ore grade advantage over other places of origin is gradually shrinking

earlier this week, the miner Antofagasta PLC said that it was expected that the ore grade of Chile would fall to the same level as that of North America in the next 10 years

in 2010, BHP Billiton merged its Spence and Cerro Colorado wholly-owned mines to form Pampa Norte project, including two open-pit mines and related processing plants

Credit Suisse said that this move would also be more in line with the purchasing model of China, an important copper consumer in the world. China increased imports of copper concentrate and reduced imports of cathode copper because of its efforts to improve domestic smelting capacity

the Escondida copper mine under BHP Billiton is also located in Atacama region in northern Chile. It is the largest copper mine in the world. In 2012, the copper output of Escondida project increased by 31.3% year-on-year to 1.08 million tons

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