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Kidd Creek copper smelter



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The smelter was commissioned in 1981 with a nominal capacity of 59kt/a copper and at a cost of US$240M including the refinery. The potential for higher production by increased oxygen enrichment was demonstrated with purchased liquid oxygen. Consequently a second oxygen plant was installed in 1985 that together with other modifications notably to the feed conveyor system increased the plant capacity to 100kt/a. The increased oxygen enrichment also allowed an increase in the acid plant...

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