Introduction to Mineral Processing - Chevron Phillips Chemical
Other examples are mining, metal production, wood production and phosphate fertilizer production. Because copper is released both naturally and through human activity it is very widespread in the environment. Copper is often found near mines, industrial settings, landfills and waste disposals.Chemical risks in mining industry . Metallic minerals: include ores, such as bauxite - from which aluminum is extracted - copper, gold, iron, lead, silver, and zinc. Nonmetallic minerals: include stone, sand, gravel, clay, and other minerals such as lime and soda ash, used as chemicals and fertilizers.