About us

Among the most important elements to have been discovered in the world of metallurgy, Copper is one. It is said to have been created in around 4000 BC. Honoring that very history, Copper Range is a company operating in Australia that extracts copper with the very best industry procedures. This involves capitalizing on procedures that are the least harmful to the environment.
This commitment to the environmental safety has earned us recognition several times in the past and continues to define us for our clients and the government. This philosophy continues to define us in all our endeavors and we hope to keep it that way.

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Services We Provide

Operating under this philosophy, we provide our services to a diverse set of clienteles. We provide the following services all around:

Copper Mining Equipment

As a part of our services, we not only offer mining services specifically for all of you but also focus on providing mining equipment.

This equipment is world-class

This equipment is world-class and is maintained in the best shape to ensure full effectiveness to all our clients. While these equipment may be expensive on their own, we ensure that we provide them at the most cost-effective and unbeatable rates to all our clients. Partly, this has been the reason for rising mining in the area for the past few years.

Regulations

Not only are we providers of copper mining equipment, but also ensure that we effectively deal with all government regulations and compliances.

our services

We also provide our services in this regard to our customers to ensure that they are not flustered by the processes of the government.

Recent Posts

Copper and geothermal energy a stone’s throw from Volterra: Mining Museum

To be miners for a day, to be guided by dwarf Spigolo in search of an underground kingdom in search of precious treasures until the discovery of an essential metal for the life of man, plants and animals: copper. What do you say?

The Mining Museum of Montecatini Val di Cecina tells how, from the Etruscan period until the early 1900s, brave men entered the ground to extract this precious mineral resource. Here you can visit nineteenth-century galleries, participate in many educational experiences of a day, a few hours or at night, by lantern light. Maybe you don’t know the Alta Val di Cecina? A visit to the Mining Museum is an extra opportunity to travel between Etruscan necropolises, Roman period remains, squares and medieval villages to end with a visit to the Documentation Centerof the museum and get to know all the richness of this land: copper, rock salt, alabaster, geothermal energy between thematic rooms and multimedia laboratories. In short, a trip that never ceases to surprise! What are you waiting for ??

The Mining Museum is part of the territorial museum system: the Etruscan Guarnacci Museum of Volterra, the Pinacoteca and Ecomuseum of the Alabaster of Volterra, Archaeological Areas and the Geothermal Museum of Larderello.

Extraction and production

Extraction and production
Copper is found in natural deposits present on all continents. This page summarizes the production processes that start from extraction in the mine to the final product having the highest commercial purity, used in a large number of applications essential for modern life.

Copper ores
Copper minerals are found in the earth’s crust in various forms and concentrations. In the outermost 10km of the earth’s crust, there are 33 g per ton of rock. In certain places, the concentration is much greater: these are the areas where the mines are located, where the extraction is economically convenient.

Copper deposits
In the case of copper, it is economically convenient to extract a mineral with a copper content of 0.2% (2 kg per ton of rock). It can be in the form of sulphides, oxides, cabonates, silicates or other compounds, or more rarely, in the native state. The most abundant minerals, which cover 80% of the deposits known worldwide, are chalcopyrite and bornite, which both contain copper and iron sulphides.

The extraction of copper
Here is a description of how copper is mined and converted into pure metal; processes that treat sulfur-containing minerals are considered.

Copper extraction

Copper minerals are obtained from mines both in the open air and in tunnels and the methods used are not particularly characterized compared to those now traditional also for other minerals 90% of the mineral is extracted from open pit mines (“open pit “).

Crushing and grinding

The mineral, which contains a significant amount of aggregates (gangue) is reduced, by means of powerful mills, to a powder of adequate granulometry in order to optimize the subsequent treatment.

Flotation

This operation allows the separation of the fractions containing the copper from the aggregates; the powder, emulsified with surfactant liquids, is introduced into large tanks from where the surface foamy layer which contains the richest copper particles is removed. In fact, thanks to the selective surface tension, the sulphides are covered with minute bubbles of surfactant, which prevent contact with the water, and are dragged upwards by the air that is bubbled in the tank. The copper concentration obtainable can vary from 30 to 50% depending on the content of the starting mineral.

Contact Us

With all that said, you can visit our websites for details of our past works and upcoming projects. You can also find out about our services on our official website copperrange.com.au.

Location

 Gate 2/101 Monash Ave, Nedlands WA 6009, Australia

Our hours

10:00 AM – 22.00 PM
Monday – Sunday

Contact us

Phone: +61 8 9346 6000
Email: contact@copperrange.com.au