Chapter 6 Copper Production Technology
The first shipment of copper concentrate was exported in June 2019. The mine will produce on average 0.32Mt copper, 100,000oz gold, 3,500t molybdenum and 1.8Moz of silver over a mine life of than 40 years. The average grade of copper is expected to be 0.5 for the initial ten years and 0.37 for the remaining mine life. Cobre Panama mine.Copper Fact 11. The largest mobile land machine ever built is a mammoth electric shovel, called the walking dragline, and uses a whopping 800,000 pounds of copper. Copper Fact 12. About 2 (9,000 pounds) of the total weight of a Boeing 747 200 jet plane is copper. Included in that weight is 632,000 feet of copper wire. Copper Fact 13.