Copper is an excellent conductor of heat and electricity. In this fact sheet some fast facts on this mineral are provided. Australian Curriculum content statements Science: ACSSU074 (4); ACSSU152 (8); ACSSU153 (8); ACSSU032 (2) ...
In this experiment students carry out an investigation similar to what is conducted within industrial laboratories. Information and directions are provided for the experiment which investigates the recovery of copper metal from ore using solvent extraction. It includes background information on the industrial process and chemistry involved, as well as notes for teachers.
QRC wishes to acknowledge the collaborative efforts of Bob
Hannah Senior Lecturer, Chemical and Metallurgical
Engineering Program, School of Engineering, The University of
Queensland and Rick Morrow Science Head of Department of
Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy school Marist College
Ashgrove in the preparation of this experiment.
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This is an interactive activity that allows students to explore the processes involved in the mining and processing of copper ore and the production of copper. Students initially place the processes in correct sequence and can then select each stage to animate it and access relevant information. The ...
Find out how copper ore is extracted and turned into copper metal. This is a PowerPoint presentation showing the properties, uses and extraction of copper. It includes details of the mining and processing of copper ore as well as smelting, converting and refining to produce copper metal. Most slides ...
Copper is a metal which is mined from the earth and used for a number of different purposes. It was formed as a result of volcanic activity which resulted in large masses of molten rock and hot water cooling and then solidifying into copper compounds. This fact sheet provides information about copper ...