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Olympic Dam copper smelter


Olympic Dam copper smelter

Report summary

The Olympic Dam integrated mine, mill, smelter and refinery complex was constructed as a joint venture between Western Mining Corporation and BP Minerals.  The smelter was commissioned in July 1988 with a capacity of 55kt/a copper and 90kt/a acid.  Early problems were encountered with hot metal handling, dust and gas handling, foaming into the waste heat boiler and waste heat boiler tube failures. The original flowsheet required anode scrap returned from the refinery to be melted in the...

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This Copper Metals Smelter report provides a detailed analysis of the cost profile, process overview, products and key issues for this asset, as well as a detailed location map.

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

In this report there are 13 tables or charts, including:

  • Key facts
    • Key facts: Table 1
  • Summary and key issues
  • Location maps
    • Detailed map
  • Participation
    • Participation: Table 1
  • Process overview
    • Flowsheet
    • Process overview: Table 1
    • Process overview: Table 2
    • Process overview: Table 3
  • Products
    • Production
    • Products: Table 1
    • Products allocation
  • Costs
    • Costs: Image 1
    • Costs: Table 1
  • Economic assumptions
    • Economic assumptions: Table 1
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