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Kidd Creek copper smelter

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09 June 2017

Kidd Creek copper smelter

Report summary

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

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  • Key facts: Table 1
  • Detailed map
  • Participation: Table 1
  • Flowsheet
  • Process overview: Table 1
  • Process overview: Table 2
  • Process overview: Table 3
  • Economic assumptions: Table 1

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