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Copper ore

Follow list of minerals which serve as copper ores in the copper mining process:

Name Formula  % Copper
when pure
Chalcopyrite
CuFeS2
34.5
Chalcocite
Cu2S
79.8
Covellite
CuS
66.5
Bornite
2Cu2S·CuS·FeS
63.3
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Tetrahedrite
Cu3SbS3 + x(Fe,Zn)6Sb2S9
32–45
Malachite
CuCO3•Cu(OH)2
57.3
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Azurite
2CuCO3·Cu(OH)2
55.1
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Cuprite
Cu2O
88.8
Chrysocolla
CuO·SiO2·2H2O
37.9
Tennantite
Cu12As4S13
51.6

Copper-bearing minerals[1]

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