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Bor copper smelter



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Report summary

Mining and smelting commenced at Bor in 1904.  At commissioning the smelter used water jacketed shaft furnaces as the prime smelting units.  In 1934 a completely new smelter was constructed using seven shaft furnaces and six converters and by 1940 had a capacity of 43kt/a copper. Subsequently, reverberatory furnaces were installed to replace the shaft furnaces and, by 1972, the capacity had reached 130kt/a copper in anode.  In 1979 an oxygen plant was added which effectively increased...

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Table of contents

  • Key facts
  • Summary and key issues
  • Location maps
  • Participation
  • Process overview
    • Products allocation
  • Costs
  • Economic assumptions

Tables and charts

This report includes 13 images and tables including:


  • Key facts: Table 1
  • Participation: Table 1
  • Feed preparation
  • Smelting process
  • Auxiliary plants
  • Products: Table 1
  • Costs: Table 1
  • Economic assumptions: Table 1
  • Products: Table 2


  • Detailed map
  • Flowsheet
  • Production
  • Costs: Image 1

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