Copper ore is found 0.01& of earth crust level, It ranks 25th in most found element. Heavy metal sulphurs are separated as the result of liquid leaking through magma and earth’s crust and most found chalcopyrite mineral is primarily formed (CuFeS2 34.6%Cu)
CHEMICAL AND PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Symbol : Cu
Hardness : 2.5-3
Density : C8.93 gr/cm³
Melting Point :C 1083ºC
Boiling Point :C 2300ºC
Melting Heat : C43 kcal ( heat required for melting of 1kg.)
Electrical Conductivity :C % 99,95
COPPER OCCURENCE AND PRODUCTION
Major profitable copper deposits can be divided into 3 main groups being sedimentary copper deposits, porphyry copper deposits and massive sulphite deposits... 60% world’s copper production comes from porphyry while sediment-hosted deposits account for up to 25% of world’s production and volcanic massive sulphite and others supplying 15%.
Turkey’s important copper reserves are located in Black Sea and South East Anatolian regions. Murgul, Çayeli-Madenköy, Lahanos, Ergani, Siirt-Madenköy, Cerattepe and Küre are all known to have important copper reserves.
650 copper occurrences studied in Turkey, which is situated in Alpine Orogeny belt are seen inside 4 main metallogenic province.
Source:: Standard CIB Global Research www.standardbank.co.za
WORLD COPPER MARKET
London Metal Stock Exchange (LME) copper prices are given US$/MT.