Pyrometallurgical operations of the Cominco lead-zinc smelter

CIM Bulletin, Vol. 87, No. 983, 1994

G.W. Toop, Cominco Research, Cominco Limited, Trail, British Columbia

The Cominco smeller in Trail, British Columbia, is a large integrated lead-zinc production facility. In the plant description, emphasis is given to the pyrometallurgical operations including zinc concentrate roasting, lead sinter-blast furnace processing and silver refining. Production figures for the main metal products - zinc, lead, silver and gold - are provided.
Keywords: Metallurgy, Pyrometallurgy, Smelters, Cominco.