most copper is mined or extracted as copper sulfides from large open pit mines in porphyry copper deposits that contain 0.4 to 1.0% copper. sites include chuquicamata , in chile, bingham canyon mine , in utah, united states, and el chino mine , in new mexico, united states.
old batteries are piled up in a barrel at an urban mining plant in gunsan, south korea, april 2, 2018. picture taken on april 2, 2018. reuters/kim hong-ji
fushi copperweld, inc. simplified chinese: 傅氏科普威 is a sino-american company based in beijing, china.it was formed from the acquisition of an american wire company, copperweld bimetallics llc, by chinese manufacturer fushi international in october 2007.
copper mining in afghanistan. in 2007, china metallurgical group corporation won the bidding for the price of us dollars 909 million. presently it is moving ahead with a copper mining project in aynak, afghanistan. in december 2009 there were about 3000 afghan workers and about 70 chinese engineers on site. nickel mining in papua new guinea
anvil mining is a copper producer that has been operating in the democratic republic of the congo since 2002. the company headquarters are in montreal, quebec, canada. anvil is listed on the toronto stock exchange and the australian stock exchange . as of september 2011 its major shareholder was trafigura beheer.
in 2006 the new beazer-free independent koppers incorporated again went public . current business interests. koppers operates facilities in the united states, canada, united kingdom, denmark, australia and china. the coal tar processor cindu chemicals in the netherlands was acquired in 2010.
china shenhua energy company limited known as shenhua or china shenhua or shenhua energy chinese: 神华能源 is the largest coal mining state-owned enterprise in mainland china, and the largest coal mining enterprise in the world. it is a subsidiary of shenhua group. it is engaged in the production and sale of coal and the generation and sale of electric power in the prc.
outokumpu also has a long history as a mining company, and still mines chromium ore in keminmaa for use as ferrochrome in stainless steel. the largest shareholder of outokumpu is the government of finland, with 26.6% ownership, including the shares controlled by solidium, the social insurance institution of finland,.
vedanta limited, formerly known as sesa sterlite/sesa goa limited, is a mining company based in india, with its main operations in iron ore, gold and aluminium mines in goa, karnataka, rajasthan and odisha. it is 50% owned by vedanta resources and 50% owned by other entities including the public, mutual funds and foreign investors.
konkola copper mines kcm is the largest copper mining company in the country. although based in chingola, 15% of its operations—namely nkana refinery, nkana acid plants and nkana smelter the largest smelter in the nation -- are located in kitwe. the nkana smelter is the largest primary copper production plant in zambia.
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