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Jul 29, 2021

Silica step enhances copper smelter yield

Silica step enhances copper smelter yield Copper smelter plant metallurgist Michael Carkeet inspects cooled and hardened skim.

Glencore Mount Isa Mines has started using a technique known as silica banking within the copper smelter’s Pierce-Smith Converters to improve its overall copper yield and reduce the amount of valuable copper lost to waste. The idea to trial silica banking at the Mount Isa copper smelter came from one of Glencore’s overseas smelting operations….

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