4. Beneficiation of Copper Ore. The next step in processing is called beneficiation. This is the first step in concentrating the copper into a more useable form. 5. Smelting and Extraction. The next step in the process flow is smelting for sulfide ore concentrate and solvent extraction for oxide ore leach solution. 6.
Processes. Copper is found in natural ore deposits around the world. This page explains the production route taken from extraction of orecontaining rock to a final product that is the highestpurity commercial metal in existence and used in a wide variety of appliions essential to modern living.