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Townsville copper refinery

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The refinery is located at Townsville, Queensland and has good road, rail and sea links. The plant was originally commissioned in 1959 using conventional technology and with a capacity of 40kt/a cathode. Several expansions were undertaken in the years up to 1975 when the capacity reached 155kt/a cathode. Following extensive research and pilot testing at Townsville the Isa process was developed and the refinery was converted to this process using permanent stainless steel cathodes in 1979....

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