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Mount Isa copper smelter



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Report summary

The Mount Isa copper smelter was commissioned in 1953 to treat the concentrate from the Mount Isa mine.  A new smelter with a capacity of 100kt/a blister was commissioned on the same site in 1962.  In 1973 a fluid bed roaster replaced the multiple hearth roasters, increasing capacity to 150kt/a blister.  In 1979, anode casting facilities were added to produce anodes for refining at Townsville and a rise in concentrate grade increased smelter capacity to 165kt/a anode by 1985. In October 1990...

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Table of contents

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

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  • Key facts: Table 1
  • Participation: Table 1
  • Process overview: Table 1
  • Process overview: Table 2
  • Process overview: Table 3
  • Products: Table 1
  • Costs: Table 1
  • Economic assumptions: Table 1
  • Products: Table 2


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

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