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La Oroya copper smelter

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09 June 2017

La Oroya copper smelter

Report summary

The La Oroya copper smelter was commissioned in 1922 to treat ores and concentrates from surrounding mines.  The copper smelter forms part of a metallurgical complex that also includes lead and zinc smelters, copper and lead refineries, a precious metals refinery, and antimony, bismuth, indium and arsenic trioxide plants. At commissioning the smelter operated two silica sprung arch reverberatory furnaces.  In 1957 the width of the furnaces was increased and in 1965 a suspended basic roof was...

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

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  • Participation: Table 1
  • Flowsheet
  • Process overview: Table 1
  • Process overview: Table 2
  • Process overview: Table 3
  • Economic assumptions: Table 1

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