Copper & Copper Minerals

copper with colour

Mineral Insights’ analysis of the surface of a copper concentrate that detects unoxidized bornite, its six oxidized phases where the bornite particles are covered with a thin layer of blue or green copper oxide minerals, as well as chalcopyrite and pyrite. This data is used to determine the concentrations of bornite, chalcopyrite and copper within 15%. Information collected from samples like these can be used to optimize ore processing to deliver more copper.

copper no colour