Leaching of Turkish copper ore samples with Thiobacillus ferrooxidans

Dogan M., Yuce A., Girgin S.

13th International Symposium on Biohydrometallurgy (IBS 99), Madrid, Spain, 20 - 23 June 1999, vol.9, pp.257-262 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 9
  • City: Madrid
  • Country: Spain
  • Page Numbers: pp.257-262
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


The yield of bacterial leaching of copper with Ergani and Murgul samples was lower than that with Kure samples. The Ergani sample contained pyrrhotite as impurity and trace amount of silver whereas the Murgul sample contained only silver as a trace element. The highest copper extraction was obtained with the Kure sample that contained neither silver nor pyrrhotite.