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Palabora copper refinery

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The refinery is located at Phalaborwa, North East Transvaal and has good road and rail links. The plant was commissioned on a greenfield site in 1968 to refine anodes from the Palabora smelter. Currently, more than 80% of the cathode produced is converted into rod and other cast shapes in plants on site, and the balance is exported. In 1998 the refinery obtained ISO 9002 registration. In recent years production has been affected by inadequate anode supply from the smelter. In 2001 a four...

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