Copper Ores and Concentrates

Copper Ores and Concentrates

Ekin Maden, which has been producing copper ores and concentrates in Turkey for decades, now owns the biggest mining company of Albania.

Our company, which continuously supplies the end users in China with copper ores and concentrates produced by various producers in Turkey, enhances its investments to this sector year by year.

In 2011, Ekin Maden increased its copper ore production in Albania from 150.000 mtons to 450.000 mtons. With the newly built flotation facility, the annual ore processing capacity  has been increased to 600.000 mtons from 150.000 mtons.

The typical assays of the copper concentrates produced in Albania are as follows: 

COPPER (Cu)% 17-19
SILVER (Ag)Gms/1000 Kilos 40-70
GOLD (Au)Gms/1000 Kilos 4-7
ZINC (Zn) % 4-6
LEAD (Pb)% <0,01
ALUMINA (Al2O3) % 0,25
ARSENIC (As)ppm 1383
BARIUM (Ba) 0,04
BISMUTH (Bi)% <0,01
CARBON (C )% 0,04
CALCIUM OXIDE (CaO)% 0,29
COBALT (Co)% 0,01
CHROMIUM (Cr)% <0,01
IRON (Fe) 33,70
INDIUM (In)% 0,01
POTASSIUM (K) 0,01
MAGNESIUM OXIDE (MgO)% 0,08
SODIUM (Na)% 0,01
NICKEL (Ni)% <0,01
SULPHUR (S)% 40,1
ANTIMONY (Sb)% 0,02
SELENIUM (Se)ppm 47
SILICA (SiO2)% 0,89
TIN (Sn)% 0,08
TELLURIUM (Te)ppm 68
CHLORINE (Cl)ppm <50
MERCURY (Hg)ppm 5
PHOSPHOUS (P)ppm 37
CADMIUM (Cd) % 0.01