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Legnica copper smelter



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Report summary

The smelter was commissioned in 1953 as a secondary smelter to provide anodes to the adjacent Legnica refinery.  Capacity at commissioning was 38kt/a copper mainly from imported blister and blister from the ZHPMN Hutmen smelter.  In 1959 concentrate smelting using blast furnaces, Hoboken converters and an acid plant was introduced and the plant was expanded to a capacity of 50kt/a in 1968.  A further expansion to 73kt/a anode was undertaken in 1974.  Thereafter, steady minor improvements and...

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Table of contents

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

Tables and charts

This report includes 13 images and tables including:


  • Key facts: Table 1
  • Participation: Table 1
  • Feed preparation
  • Smelting process
  • Auxiliary plants
  • Products: Table 1
  • Products allocation
  • Costs: Table 1
  • Economic assumptions: Table 1


  • Detailed map
  • Flowsheet
  • Production
  • Costs: Image 1

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