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Copper, ores and concentrates (expired 2017-12-10)

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This document provides Product Category Rules (PCR) for the assessment of the
environmental performance of UN CPC 14210 "Copper, ores and concentrates" and the declaration of this performance by an EPD.

This PCR is intended to cover the extraction of copper ores and production of copper concentrates of approximately 30% copper content, through the process of flotation.

The following related PCRs do also apply for copper:

  • Copper wires
  • Copper cathodes

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Name: Copper, ores and concentrates (expired 2017-12-10)
CPC Codes:14210 Copper, ores and concentrates
Date of publication: 2012-12-10
Registration number: 2012:17
Date of expiration: 2017-12-10
Version: 1.1
GPI version: General Programme Instructions 2 (2014-2016)
Based on: PCR Basic Module: Metal ores
Related PCR: Copper cathode Grade A (expired 2017-12-10)
Wire of copper (expired 2017-12-01)
Geographical scope: Global
PCR committee: Research Center for Mining and Metallurgy (CIMM)
Appointed PCR moderator: Claudia A. Peña 

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