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open pit sulfide mining process

Metallic sulfide mining aka hard rock mining is the practice of extracting metals such as nickel gold and copper from a sulfiderich ore body Sulfides are a geologic byproduct of mining in this area and by exposing sulfides to the air and water in our atmosphere sulfuric acid can be created threatening to poison the nearby water

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  • The Threat of Sulfide Mining Friends of the Boundary
    The Threat of Sulfide Mining Friends of the Boundary

    Sulfide mining which is sometimes referred to as hardrock mining is the process of extracting trace amounts of copper nickel and other metals from sulfide ores When sulfide ore comes into contact with water or oxygen a chemical reaction occurs and produces sulfuric acid which is the same as battery acid An open pit similar to the

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  • Metallic Sulfide Mining Sierra Club
    Metallic Sulfide Mining Sierra Club

    Many metallic sulfide mines are open pit mines meaning companies kill forests and vegetation by bulldozing expansive swaths of land before digging large craters to excavate the minerals In fact more than 80 percent of copper operations in the United States use open pit mining Because it involves clearing vast natural areas it reduces

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  • Sulfide Mining Fact Sheet MEPartnership
    Sulfide Mining Fact Sheet MEPartnership

    deposits are very deep and in openpit mines when the deposits are relatively shallowi Once the metals have been separated from other rock the mining operator must find ways to dispose of the substantial waste rock Sulfide mining is different from traditional iron ore mines and taconite mining sometimes referred to as ferrous mining

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  • OpenPit Mining Definition Anglo American
    OpenPit Mining Definition Anglo American

    Openpit mining also known as opencast mining is a surface mining technique that extracts minerals from an open pit in the ground Openpit mining is the most common method used throughout the world for mineral mining and does not require extractive methods or tunnels This surface mining technique is used when mineral or ore deposits are

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  • SOUTH AMERICA FreeportMcMoRan
    SOUTH AMERICA FreeportMcMoRan

    FCX’s South America mining operations include openpit mining sulfide ore concentrating leaching and solution extractionelectrowinning Production from these mines is sold as concentrate or cathode under longterm contracts Our South America mines also ship a portion of their copper concentrate to Atlantic Copper our wholly owned smelting and refining unit in Spain

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  • Open Pit Mining TechniquesSurface MinesRock or Mineral
    Open Pit Mining TechniquesSurface MinesRock or Mineral

    Openpit Mining Openpit mining also known as opencast mining opencut mining and strip mining means a process of digging out rock or minerals from the earth by their elimination from an open pit or borrow The word is used to distinguish this type of mining from

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  • Environmental Nightmares Created by Open Pit Mines
    Environmental Nightmares Created by Open Pit Mines

    Jun 27 2018 · Open pit copper mine district near “Green” Valley Arizona The sulfide and precious metals mining process produces a toxic slurry of finely ground mine tailings that inevitably contain undesirable toxic substances like arsenic mercury and other toxic sulfide minerals which are poisonous to all living things

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  • Recent and potential metallic mining projects in Wisconsin
    Recent and potential metallic mining projects in Wisconsin

    Feb 11 2020 · It is primarily a zinc sulfide ore with significant lead and silver and minor amounts of gold and copper The deposit is estimated to be approximately 56 million tons recoverable by open pit mining Mining companies are considering further exploration and are working with Oneida Countys forestry department and the countys mining impact

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  • titanium processing Technology Methods Facts
    titanium processing Technology Methods Facts

    Mining and concentrating Although workable known reserves of rutile are diminishing ilmenite deposits are abundant Typical mining is by open pit A suction bucket wheel on a floating dredge supplies a mineralrich sand to a set of screens called trommels which remove unwanted materials

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  • The Back Forty Mine Is It The Next Standing Rock Green
    The Back Forty Mine Is It The Next Standing Rock Green

    Aquila plans to extract gold zinc copper and other metals from sulfide ore Sulfide ore is basically sulfidemineral rocks which contain sulfur that’s chemically combined with enough of any of these metals to make them worth extracting The company would dig its pit to remove the soil and rocks covering the sulfide ore

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  • Wisconsin residents worry about exploratory drilling near
    Wisconsin residents worry about exploratory drilling near

    Sep 28 2020 · And like the other mines that have opened and closed in Wisconsin such as the Flambeau there’s a risk of environmental pollution like acid mine drainage a sideeffect of sulfide mining

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  • Huge Upper Peninsula mine OKd despite major concerns
    Huge Upper Peninsula mine OKd despite major concerns

    Aug 13 2019 · A Canadian mining company plans an openpit sulfide mine 150 feet from the Menominee River Evaluators found problems regulators OKd it anyway

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  • Heap Leach Minings breakthrough technology MINING
    Heap Leach Minings breakthrough technology MINING

    Aug 20 2015 · According to the World Economic Forum’s Mining Metals HL facilities are located north to the openpit recent developments will also allow the use HL to process primary sulfide ores

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  • Metallic Sulfide Mining Sierra Club
    Metallic Sulfide Mining Sierra Club

    Many metallic sulfide mines are open pit mines meaning companies kill forests and vegetation by bulldozing expansive swaths of land before digging large craters to excavate the minerals In fact more than 80 percent of copper operations in the United States use open pit mining Because it involves clearing vast natural areas it reduces

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  • Sulfide Mining Overview Save Our Sky Blue Waters
    Sulfide Mining Overview Save Our Sky Blue Waters

    Mining Sulfide mining operations can take several forms depending on the ore body and quality Mines are either open pit mines or underground operations Open pit mines are most commonly used 83 percent of copper mines in the US are open pit14 This method is used because a greater

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  • Open Pit Mining Examples
    Open Pit Mining Examples

    Unextracted sulfide minerals in open pit mining examples shovel or dragline near the earth Known as the entire face of mining from extractive methods that is utilized New encyclopedia for disposal of the open mining examples and rock bolts and also tiered and

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  • Potential Sulfide Mines WaterLegacy
    Potential Sulfide Mines WaterLegacy

    In addition mineral leasing could open sensitive areas of the Cloquet and St Louis Rivers and the Lake Superior Boundary Waters and Mississippi River watersheds to potential sulfide mining Once leases have been granted vested interests of the mining company holding the lease prevent regulators from screening out sensitive locations or

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  • What is open pit mining 6ix
    What is open pit mining 6ix

    Jun 29 2018 · As of 2012 16 deaths were a result of openpit mining the lowest in recorded history Cons The process behind openpit mining can be brutal Openpits virtually eradicate all life on the surface striping land of its soil and digging deep into bedrock

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  • Environmental Nightmares Created by Open Pit Mines
    Environmental Nightmares Created by Open Pit Mines

    Jun 27 2018 · Open pit copper mine district near “Green” Valley Arizona The sulfide and precious metals mining process produces a toxic slurry of finely ground mine tailings that inevitably contain undesirable toxic substances like arsenic mercury and other toxic sulfide minerals which are poisonous to all living things

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  • Amy Klobuchar Has Been Weirdly Quiet About A Massive
    Amy Klobuchar Has Been Weirdly Quiet About A Massive

    Yet those underground mines where Klobuchar’s grandfather toiled morphed into massive openpit operations ― the scars of which can easily be spotted from satellites And even those operations like the nation’s mining industry as a whole have struggled in recent decades as the number of jobs declined by about 22 from 2000 to 2018

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  • 11 PHASES OF A MINING PROJECT
    11 PHASES OF A MINING PROJECT

    1131 Openpit mining Openpit mining is a type of strip mining in which the ore deposit extends very deep in the ground necessitating the removal of layer upon layer of overburden and ore In many cases logging of trees and clearcutting or burning of vegetation above the ore deposit may precede removal of the overburden The

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  • Heap Leach Minings breakthrough technology MINING
    Heap Leach Minings breakthrough technology MINING

    Aug 20 2015 · According to the World Economic Forum’s Mining Metals HL facilities are located north to the openpit recent developments will also allow the use HL to process primary sulfide ores

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  • How can metal mining impact the environment American
    How can metal mining impact the environment American

    Underground mining generally results in relatively small waste rock disposal areas ranging from a few acres in size to tens of acres 01 km2 These areas are typically located near the openings of the underground workings Open pit mining disturbs larger areas than underground mining and thus has larger visual and physical impacts

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  • The Journey Rio Tinto Reclaimed Flambeau Mine
    The Journey Rio Tinto Reclaimed Flambeau Mine

    The original project proposal included two phases 11 years of open pit mining followed by 11 years of underground mining The plan also included concentration of the ore on site with tailings located two miles from the project At the end of operation the pit would be filled with water and the surrounding area re

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  • GLIFWC
    GLIFWC

    Mining particularly sulfide mining presents certain unavoidable ecological risks Take for example the case of Torch Lake in Michigans upper peninsula where copper was mined between the 1860s and the 1960s Waste from the mining process was dumped into Torch Lake or onto its shoreline Most of the lakes western shore and twenty percent

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  • Copper Sulfide Mining Earthworks
    Copper Sulfide Mining Earthworks

    Copper Sulfide Mining and a 2009 spill of 2 million gallons of process water at the Bagdad Mine At 13 of the 14 mines 92 water collection and treatment systems have failed to control contaminated mine seepage resulting in significant water quality impacts The Bingham Canyon Mine the largest open pit mine in the United States

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  • Copper Sulfide Mining Threatens the Boundary Waters
    Copper Sulfide Mining Threatens the Boundary Waters

    Copper sulfide mining extracts sulfide ores which contain metals that are bonded to the sulfur The process breaks apart the ore exposing it to air and water then soaks it in chemicals to release copper and other minerals A small percentage of the ore is actually metal most of it is sulfide that turns to sulfuric acid in the process

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  • Reading OpenPit Mining Geology Lumen Learning
    Reading OpenPit Mining Geology Lumen Learning

    Openpit mining or opencast mining is a surface mining technique of extracting rock or minerals from the earth by their removal from an open pit or borrow This form of mining differs from extractive methods that require tunneling into the earth such as long wall mining Openpit mines are used when deposits of commercially useful minerals or rocks are found near the surface that is

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  • Open Pit Mining an overview ScienceDirect Topics
    Open Pit Mining an overview ScienceDirect Topics

    Strip mining is the process of mining a seam of mineral by removing a long strip of overlying soil and rock Strip mining is a practical type of mining when the ore body that is to be extracted is near the surface Openpit mining is the process of extracting rock or minerals from the earth through their removal from an open pit or borrow

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  • Sulfide Mining Sierra Club
    Sulfide Mining Sierra Club

    The mining of coppernickel sulfide ores is a toxic type of mining that is risky to our environment our workers and communities and local economies Mining sulfide rock releases acid and toxic metals and contaminants that pollute rivers and groundwater for hundreds of years long after the profits are spent and the products buried in landfills

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  • Copper Sulfide Mining Earthworks
    Copper Sulfide Mining Earthworks

    Copper Sulfide Mining and a 2009 spill of 2 million gallons of process water at the Bagdad Mine At 13 of the 14 mines 92 water collection and treatment systems have failed to control contaminated mine seepage resulting in significant water quality impacts The Bingham Canyon Mine the largest open pit mine in the United States

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  • Amy Klobuchar Has Been Weirdly Quiet About A Massive
    Amy Klobuchar Has Been Weirdly Quiet About A Massive

    Yet those underground mines where Klobuchar’s grandfather toiled morphed into massive openpit operations ― the scars of which can easily be spotted from satellites And even those operations like the nation’s mining industry as a whole have struggled in recent decades as the number of jobs declined by about 22 from 2000 to 2018

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  • Open Pit Sulfide Mining Process
    Open Pit Sulfide Mining Process

    Open Pit Sulfide Mining Process The Back Forty Mine project is a proposed open pit metallic sulfide mine located on the banks of the Menominee River in Lake Township Michigan Aquila Resources Inc TSX AQA quotAquilaquot a Canadian development stage company is actively seeking the necessary approvals to mine and process gold zinc copper silver

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  • 10 Different Types of Mining Operations and Mines
    10 Different Types of Mining Operations and Mines

    Known as opencast mining in areas outside of the United States the process involves digging out minerals or rocks by eliminating them from a borrow or open pit It is called open pit to distinguish it from mining methods that use extractions that include tunneling into the earth When minerals or rocks that are good for commercial purposes are

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  • Mine Waste Transfer and Disposal Methods Mine Tailings
    Mine Waste Transfer and Disposal Methods Mine Tailings

    Open pit mining has several stages of waste First to access the actual seams or veins of ore the top layers of rock or overburden must be removed Once the overburden has been removed the seams can be extracted When extracting the seams the additional waste rock will be removed to get to the actual ore called gangue

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  • 9 Step Process for Discovering Mining Refining Gold
    9 Step Process for Discovering Mining Refining Gold

    Jan 23 2012 · In modern times though mining for gold is a much more intensive yet sophisticated process Most surface or alluvial gold has been found which is why gold is mainly mined from the earth today It’s largely a matter of technology and requires much expertise and elaborate equipment Mining for gold today can essentially be broken down into 9

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  • Battle Over Bald Mountain Down East
    Battle Over Bald Mountain Down East

    A controversial new law – aimed at the Aroostook County mount – loosens state regulations for openpit mining By Jeff Clark Bald Mountain is almost as tall as the pile of broken dreams it has created Ever since a large but lowquality deposit of copper zinc gold and silver was discovered there in the late 1970s mining companies and landowners have sunk tens of millions of dollars

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  • Business Processes Operation phase Mineral Resources
    Business Processes Operation phase Mineral Resources

    Open pit mining by which ores are extracted from stepped walls near the earth surface is the mainstream method for largescale mines currently in operation Ore processing Different methods are applied to process the extracted ores depending on their type copper sulfide ores or oxide ores

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  • Reclaimed Flambeau mine Wisconsin DNR
    Reclaimed Flambeau mine Wisconsin DNR

    May 17 2011 · The openpit coppergold mine began operations in July 1991 and reclamation activities were completed by the end of 1999 As specified in the Reclamation Plan and Mining Permit the openpit was backfilled The backfilling process involved blending the stockpiled waste rock with a prescribed amount of limestone

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  • Seven of Hundreds Environmental Nightmares Created by
    Seven of Hundreds Environmental Nightmares Created by

    Jun 28 2018 · The sulfide and precious metals mining process produces a toxic slurry of finely ground mine tailings that inevitably contain undesirable toxic substances like arsenic mercury and other toxic sulfide minerals which are poisonous to all living things

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