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Bor copper smelter

Bor copper smelter

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

In this report there are 13 tables or charts, including:

  • Key facts
    • Key facts: Table 1
  • Summary and key issues
  • Location maps
    • Detailed map
  • Participation
    • Participation: Table 1
  • Process overview
    • Flowsheet
    • Feed preparation
    • Smelting process
    • Auxiliary plants
  • Products
    • Production
    • Products: Table 1
    • Products: Table 2
  • Costs
    • Costs: Image 1
    • Costs: Table 1
  • Economic assumptions
    • Economic assumptions: Table 1
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