List of copper ores

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Following is a list of minerals that serve as copper ores in the copper mining process:

Name Formula  % Copper
when pure
Min chalcopyrite.jpg
Chalcopyrite
CuFeS2
34.5
Chalcocite.jpg
Chalcocite
Cu2S
79.8
Covellite-USA.jpg
Covellite
CuS
66.5
Bornite.jpg
Bornite
2Cu2S·CuS·FeS
63.3
Tetraedrite.jpg
Tetrahedrite
Cu3SbS3 + x(Fe,Zn)6Sb2S9
32–45
Malachite Macro 43.jpg
Malachite
CuCO3•Cu(OH)2
57.3
Azuritechessy.jpg
Azurite
2CuCO3·Cu(OH)2
55.1
Cuprite.jpg
Cuprite
Cu2O
88.8
Chrysocolla USA.jpg
Chrysocolla
CuO·SiO2·2H2O
37.9
Tennantite2.jpg
Tennantite
Cu12As4S13
51.6

Copper-bearing minerals[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Samans, Carl H. Engineering Metals and their Alloys MacMillan 1949