Zambia is the world's fourth largest copper producing country and the second largest cobalt producing country.From the early 1990s, Zambiagovernment began the privatization of copper mine.After 10 years, the privatizationprocess had been completed. In recent years, due to the international market prices have continued to rise, the domestic and foreign enterprises have increased the copper mining investment. As the world's fourth largest copper producing country, copper industry has a great impact on the national economy of Zambia. With the increase of Zambia copper mine to complete privatization and foreign investment, Zambia copper industry achieved remarkable development. In 2005 the international market copper prices broke through the $3000 / MT, which greatly stimulated the Zambia copper production. Zambia annual copper volume reached 410000 tons in 2008, which up from 16.2% in 2005. Zambia copper production is expected in 2005 500000 tons in 2014.Zambia copper mine has a great market development in the future.
At first, Zambia copper mine exploration has a major progress. In 2000 the Zambia territory has been proven copper reserves of 12 tons, the average grade is 2.5%. In the northwestern province of Tulum Lumwana found in the area of new copper reserves of 4.8 tons, it is one of the world's largest untapped copper. The data show that, Zambia's copper reserves of 20 tons in 2013, which needs further exploration. Zambia copper mining has two bright spots, the second is Zambia copper mine deep mining have new breakthrough. After a long period of mining for dozens of years, Zambia copper mine exhausted the shallow. Copper deep mining need more invest and unique equipment. Zambia copper mining need to have efficient equipment to promote the development of the national economy.
With different ore types you need choose a different processing method. A multi metal sulfide ore, the ore composition characteristics were selected to mixed flotation, hybrid priority flotation, flotation and gravity separation, flotation separation method and combined magnetic and flotation hydrometallurgical method. Oxidized ore, generally with the flotation and hydrometallurgical treatment or with flotation maceration combined treatment with combined type copper oxide ore. Mixed ore, usually by flotation method, it can be processed separately, or together with sulfide ore processing; can also be used in flotation and hydrometallurgical treatment, namely, first select the copper concentrate by flotation method, then the hydrometallurgical processing of tailings after flotation.In Zambia successful project, copper mining method need make the combination of physical and chemical methods.
With the development of the scale of the rapid expansion of copper production, the consumption of resources is to further accelerate the pace; the copper mineral resources for the use are increasingly scarce. By mining equipment upgrades and technological progress, domestic and foreign copper mine has further expand the scale of production, which has strengthen the comprehensive utilization of mineral resources. Zambia copper mining is to form scale, which not only can improve the copper production but also reduce production cost.
The mining process of copper ore is very simple, which mainly include grinding and flotation.It is important for choosing flotation equipment on the copper mining plant. As a professional manufacturer of flotation machine, SBM can tailor for you the copper production line. With the development of economy, the copper beneficiation process is continuous changing and the copper mining technology continues to improve.According to different types of copper we can choose different mining method, from which you can get more economic benefit in Zambia.
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