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San Juan de Nieva zinc smelter



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Report summary

Located on the northern coast of Spain the San Juan de Nieva smelter is one of the largest zinc smelters in the world. It is operated by Asturiana de Zinc (100% Glencore Xstrata owned) and uses the roast-leach-electrowin process. The smelter has a production capacity of 486kt slab zinc per annum. 

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Table of contents

  • Key facts
    • Summary
    • Key Issues
  • Location maps
  • Participation
  • Process overview
  • Products
  • Costs
  • Timeline
  • Economic assumptions

Tables and charts

This report includes 14 images and tables including:


  • Key facts: Table 1
  • Participation: Table 1
  • Feed preparation
  • Roaster and Acid plant
  • Leaching and Purification
  • Tankhouse, Melting and Casting
  • Products: Table 1
  • Products
  • Costs: Table 1
  • Economic assumptions: Table 1


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

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