Ore is rock that contains economic amounts of a particular element, gold ore, iron ore, molybdenum ore, or praseodimium ore. In contrast, rock that is not judged to contain economic quantities of an element is categorized as waste rock.
Copper Mining and Processing: Processing of Copper Ores ...
30 July, 2018
Copper processing is a complicated process that begins with mining of the ore (less than 1% copper) and ends with sheets of % pure copper called cathodes, which will ultimately be made into products for everyday use.
Copper From Beginning to End. Copper is a major metal and an essential element used by man. It is found in ore deposits around the world. It is also the oldest metal known to man and was first discovered and used about 10,000 years ago.