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Luanshya copper smelter



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Report summary

The smelter was commissioned in 1932 to treat concentrate from the adjacent Roan Antelope mine.  Since commissioning it has used conventional reverberatory furnace and Peirce-Smith converter technology.  By the late 1960s, with three reverberatory furnaces and four Peirce-Smith converters, capacity had reached 120kt/a. During the 1980s production decreased in line with concentrate availability until one reverberatory furnace was demolished and only one was in use.  In recent times, the...

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Table of contents

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

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  • Key facts: Table 1
  • Participation: Table 1
  • Feed preparation
  • Smelting process
  • Economic assumptions: Table 1


  • Detailed map
  • Flowsheet

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