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Copsa Mica zinc smelter

Copsa Mica zinc smelter

Report summary

Zinc smelting began at Copsa Mica in 1939, with the first ISF commissioning in 1966. However even with continuing increases in capacity, the overall operations at the site have been problematic, and in January 2009, a "temporary stop in production" was announced due to falling metal prices. This "temporary stop" is still ongoing, and for the purposes of this analysis it is assumed that due to the investment required, notably for environmental improvements, the smelter will not re-start.

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This Zinc Metals Smelter report provides a detailed analysis of the cost profile, process overview, products and key issues for this asset, as well as a detailed location map.

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  • Key facts
  • Summary and key issues
    • Summary
    • Key Issues
  • Location maps
  • Process overview
    • Location / Transport
    • Conc. Receipt / Storage
    • Sinter Plant
    • Acid Plant
    • Smelting Furnace
    • Refining
    • Casting Plant
    • Slag Disposal
    • Other
  • Products
  • Timeline
  • 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
  • Products
  • Timeline
  • Economic assumptions
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