Les Mines Gaspe — Smelter Operations

CIM Bulletin, Vol. 86, No. 973, 1993

B. Langlois, Les Mines Gaspe, Noranda Minerals Inc., Murdochville, Quebec

Included in the Mines Gaspe mining complex located at Murdochville, Quebec, is a copper smelter which comprises a reverber-atory furnace, two Peirce-Smith converters, an anode furance, and a sulphuric acid plant. The 50% smelter capacity available is supplemented by custom concentrates for treatment. As these concentrates can be varied and extremely complex many modifications and improvements have been brought about to optimize and make the process more flexible since its inauguration in 1955.
Mots Clés: Metallurgy, Smelter operations, Les Mines Gaspe, Noranda Minerals Inc., Copper smelting.