Mineral concentrates


This entry includes the following ores carrying their official Bulk Cargo Shipping Name (BCSNs):  (1) iron concentrates, (2) zinc concentrates, (3) lead concentrates, (4) copper concentrates, (5) nickel concentrate; (6) zinc and lead middlings concentrates; and (7) pyrites and a host of others. Please refer to section " IMO Classification" below for the full BCSN list of the various ores that are  listed under the IMSBC Code's  generic entry "mineral concentrates".



These mineral concentrates are ores that have been "refined", i.e., the valuable components are enriched by removing the bulk of waste materials. Concentrates may carry a considerable moisture content which is normally regulated by the exporting country. Concentrates like lead and zinc concentrates are normally of dark brown, heavy, soil-like material, which are not flammable nor combustible under normal conditions of transport and storage. Copper concentrate is usually dark green and of extremely fine powder. The concentrates are used in the production of their respective metal and alloys. Pyrites is a term given to a variety of sulphide ores, especially of iron. Also known as iron pyrite or fool's gold, they are usually brass-coloured and used for the manufacture of sulphur, sulphuric acid, sulphur dioxide, etc. 



NOTE: Mineral concentrates is NOT a Bulk Cargo Shipping Name (BCSN).

Trade Names (Synonyms)
Blend (zinc sulphide), copper nickel ( see Nickel concentrate), copper ore concentrate (see Copper concentrate), copper precipitate ( see cement copper), Galena (lead sulphide) (see lead concentrate), iron disulphide ( see Pyrites), Iron ore (concentrate, pellet feed, sinter feed) - see iron concentrate ( pellet feed or sinter feed), lead ore concentrate ( see Lead concentrate), lead silver ore  (see lead silver concentrate), lead sulphide (see lead concentrate), lead sulphide(galena) - see lead concentrate, nickel ore concentrate ( see nickel concentrate), Pyrites (cupreous, fine, flotation, or sulphur) - see Pyrites, silver lead ore concentrate ( see silver lead concentrate), sinter (see Zinc and Lead Calcines (mixed)), zinc ore burnt, zinc ore calamine, zinc ore concentrates, zinc ore crude, zinc sulphide, zinc sulphide (blend).


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