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Sulfacid zinc smelter

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A plant owned and operated by Sulfacid SA was initially established in 1950 to produce acid (100tpd) by processing sphalerite ore. Zinc was a by product and was sold as sintered carbon zinc pellets to a plant in the south of Argentina. The electrolytic smelter was commissioned in 1963 with a capacity of 6.5kt/a and was then owned and operated by AR Zinc SA. Capacity was increased to 15kt/a in 1965. In 1970 a second sulphuric acid plant was installed and then in 1971 capacity was...

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