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Cananea copper smelter

Cananea copper smelter

Report summary

Smelter operations were first reported at Cananea in 1868, the matte produced from local ores being shipped to England for further processing.  Modern smelter operations commenced in 1899 with the formation of the Cananea Consolidated Copper Company to exploit the Cananea orebody.  Initially the smelter operated blast furnaces for the treatment of 100t/d of concentrates and direct smelting ores.

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

In this report there are 8 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
  • Economic assumptions
    • Economic assumptions: Table 1
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