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Copper Ore Tailings Plant

Copper Ore Tailings Plant

Copper Ore Tailings Plant

Copper mining wastes make up the largest percentage of metal mining and processing wastes generated in India. There is a broad range of flotation concentrations in copper mining wastes.

Mining of metals generates considerably amounts of waste materials. These generally have very little economic value, making their exploitation not profitable, though they often have the potential to pose a long-term threat and cause damage to the environment. Mine wastes vary depending on their physical and chemical composition, the type of mining and the way the mineral is processed.

Millions of tonnes of ore are processed every year by the mining industry, >95% of which is disposed of in the form of waste rocks and mining tailings. The latter are finely ground rock particles generated during the processing of ore materials and separation of target metal minerals, and are highly reactive because of their small particle size and content of reactive minerals, such as pyrite (FeS2). Mine tailings may contain base transition metals, such as iron, copper, nickel and zinc, in relatively high concentrations, and also occasionally precious metals such as gold and silver, in minerals (and native metals) that have been not been separated by froth flotation.


Silica sand used for water purification and manufacture of glass, synthetic foundry moulding catalysts, disodium ultramarine etc. it is also used for acid heat resistant ceramics, refractories, pottery glaze, enamel etc.

It is used to manufacture steel and used in civil engineering like reinforced concrete, girders etc. and make alloy steels like carbon steels with additives such as nickel, chromium, vanadium, tungsten, and manganese.

These are used to make bridges, electricity pylons, bicycle chains, cutting tools and rifle barrels. Cast iron contains 3–5% carbon. It is used for pipes, valves, and pumps. Magnets can be made of this metal and its alloys and compounds.

Presently, copper is used in building construction, power generation and transmission, electronic product manufacturing, and the production of industrial machinery and transportation vehicles. Copper wiring and plumbing are integral to the appliances, heating and cooling systems, and telecommunications links used every day in homes and businesses. Copper is an essential component in the motors, wiring, radiators, connectors, brakes, and bearings used in cars and trucks.

Precious Metals & PG Metals
It is used for Automotive and its suppliers, Chemical and petrochemical, Electronics, Glass industry, pharmaceutical, Fertilizer & Jewellery industry

Micronutrients are essential plant nutrients that are found in trace amounts in tissue but play an imperative role in plant growth and development. Without these nutrients, plant nutrition would be compromised leading to potential declines in plant productivity.

Other minerals recovery is based on traceable availability with mineralogy report of tailings.

  • Grinding
  • Roasting
  • Gravity Separation
  • Magnetic Separation
  • Flotation
  • Leaching – Cyanidation
  • Electrowinning-Chemical Processing
  • Star Trace understand the importance of providing critical operational, metallurgical, and environmental data to optimize mining and mineral processing production.
  • Star Trace prides itself on turnaround, compliance, and independent and reliable analytical data to ensure the achievement of targets and seamless project operation.
  • Laboratory equipment for all type of mineral processing.
  • Core & chip management, core sawing, sample collection and preparation.
  • Moisture, bulk density, specific gravity, and particle size distribution.
  • Acid digestion or fusion plus analytical instrumentation for element suite analysis (AAS, XRF, ICP-AES/MS).
  • Gold and other precious metal analysis (Wet assay, fire assay, metallic screening & Leaching Circuit).
  • Classical wet chemistry techniques as required.
  • Magnetic property testing equipment.
  • Pilot Plant for feasibility Study.

STAR TRACE has a strong and highly experienced team of Project and Construction Managers with deep knowledge of the involved complexities and required procedures for managing EPC, EPCM, BOOT, BOOM services related to the mineral processing industries.

Gold Ore Processing