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14 March 2017

Valleyfield zinc smelter

Report summary

Canadian Electrolytic Zinc was created in 1961 by five Canadian mining companies to treat zinc concentrates from their mines in North Western Ontario and Quebec.  The site for the smelter at Valleyfield was chosen because it is situated on the St. Lawrence Seaway and has access to competitively priced power from Hydro-Quebec's power grid.  The smelter was commissioned in 1963 with a capacity of 64kt/a zinc based on calcine provided by a local sulphuric acid manufacturer. In 1966, two Lurgi...

Table of contents

  • Key facts
  • Summary and key issues
  • Location maps
  • Participation
    • Residue Disposal
    • Other
  • Products
  • Costs
  • Economic assumptions

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This report includes 14 images and tables including:

  • Key facts: Table 1
  • Location maps: Image 1
  • Participation: Table 1
  • Flowsheet
  • Process overview: Table 1
  • Process overview: Table 2
  • Process overview: Table 3
  • Process overview: Table 4
  • Products: Image 1
  • Products: Table 1
  • Products: Table 2
  • Costs: Image 1
  • Costs: Table 1
  • Economic assumptions: Table 1

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