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San Luis Potosi zinc smelter

San Luis Potosi zinc smelter

Report summary

The San Luis Potosi smelter was commissioned in November 1982 at a cost of US$200M.  The planned capacity was 113kt/a zinc but as the roasting capacity was only equivalent to 90kt/a zinc, the balance of the production was expected to be obtained from leaching oxide fume.  The required tonnage of oxide fume was not available and the capacity of the plant was therefore roaster limited at around 95kt/a zinc.  Oxide fume from Chihuahua lead smelter was, until its closure in 1993, leached in a...

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  • Key facts
  • Summary and key issues
  • Location maps
  • Process overview
    • Location / Transport
    • Conc. Receipt / Storage
    • Roaster
    • Acid Plant
    • Leach Plant
    • Purification
    • Tankhouse
    • Casting Plant
    • Residue Disposal
    • Other
  • Projects
  • Products
  • Economic assumptions

In this report there are 3 tables or charts, including:

  • Key facts
    • Key facts: Table 1
  • Summary and key issues
  • Location maps
    • Location maps: Image 1
  • Process overview
    • Flowsheet
  • Projects
  • Products
  • Economic assumptions
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