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San Manuel copper smelter

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The smelter was originally constructed in 1956 to treat green feed using one reverberatory furnace and three Peirce-Smith converters. During the late 1960s and early 1970s it was expanded to three reverberatory furnaces and six Peirce-Smith converters. In 1974 a double train single contact acid plant was built to process gases from the converters. The flash furnace was commissioned in July 1988 and the acid plant was converted to a double contact plant. The reverberatory furnaces finally...

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