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Kipushi zinc smelter project

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Report summary

The Kipushi mine operated as a commercial mine up until 1993, at which time it was placed on care and maintenance.  Peak production in the 1980s reached 1.5Mt/a of ore containing 143kt zinc.  The reopening of the mine has been under consideration since 1996, when American Mineral Fields (AMF) – the fore-runner of Adastra Minerals - reached an agreement with Gécamines to earn up to a 50% interest in Kipushi by funding a feasibility study.  In 2000 Zincor expressed interest in becoming a...

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    Kipushi (Electrolytic) zinc smelter project

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    Kipushi zinc smelter project

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Table of contents

  • Key facts
  • Summary and key issues
  • Location maps
    • Location / Transport
    • Conc. Receipt / Storage
    • Roaster
    • Acid Plant
    • Leach Plant
    • Purification
    • Tankhouse
    • Casting Plant
    • Residue Disposal
  • Products
  • Economic assumptions

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Tables

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  • Location maps: Image 1
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