Copper Ore Types: Sulfides versus Oxides

Summary: Most of the rocks where copper is found contains unusable material. Therefore, the rock has to be processed and the valuable ore extracted. The two main copper ore types are sulfides and oxides. Sulfide ores are considered the most pure, and most profitable. Oxide on the other hand is of lower quality, but can be separated much easier than sulfide ores can be. Read more….