(Facility) Falconbridge Nickel/Copper Smelter

Plant in Ontario, Canada with commodities Cobalt, Copper, Nickel

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10133386
MAS/MILS ID 1220401002
Record type Site
Current site name (Facility) Falconbridge Nickel/Copper Smelter
Alternate or previous names Falconbridge Smelter

Geographic coordinates

Point of reference Town
Geographic coordinates: -80.99977, 46.49999 (WGS84)
Location accuracy 5000(meters)
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Geographic areas

Country State
Canada Ontario

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Cobalt Primary
Copper Primary
Nickel Primary

Nearby scientific data

Town (1) -80.99977, 46.49999

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Operation type Processing Plant
Development status Plant
Commodity type Metallic
Significant Yes
Plant type Smelter

Ownership information

  • Type Owner-Operator
    Owner Falconbridge Nickel Mines, Ltd. - Division Of Noranda
    Interest 100
    Home office Canada
    Year 1991

Comments on the ownership information

  • OWNERSHIP OF FALCONBRIDGE LTD. IS 50% NORANDA MINES LTD. AND 50% TRELLEBORG AB.

Production statistics

  • Year 1990
    Description Nickel Production Falconbridge 33600 Tonnes Ni Contained
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Nickel Nickel 33,069mt
  • Year 1990
    Description Copper Production Falconbridge 31700 Tonnes Cu Contained
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Copper Copper 31,199mt
  • Year 1990
    Description Cobalt Production Falconbridge 800 Tonnes Co Contained
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Cobalt Cobalt 787mt

Comments on the reserve resource information

  • IN ADDITION TO COPPER HAS CAPACITY OF 43400MT NICKEL, 1000MT CO, AND 2.1MT PRECIOUS METALS CONTAINED IN 105000MT MATTE.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 1220401002

Bibliographic references

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    CANADIAN MINES HANDBOOK 1979-80, P. 309.

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    BROOK HUNT AND ASSOCIATES LTD: QUARTERLY SERVICE ISSUE I,

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    COPPER, 1977, P. 3.12

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    NICKDATA, INC. A COMPREHENSIVE NICKEL INDUSTRY COST DATABASE

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    AND COSTING PROGRAM. 1991. ILMAR J. MARTENS,

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    THOMAS F. TORRIES. PRODUCTION UNITS 14,15.

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    BUREAU OF MINES INFORMATIONAL CIRCULAR. 1991. TABLE 7.

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    AVAILABILITY OF PRIMARY NICKEL IN MARKET - ECONOMY

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    COUNTRIES. A MINERALS AVAILABILITY APPRAISAL.

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    DONALD I. BLEIWAS.

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit THE PRODUCT IS NICKEL-COPPER MATTE WHICH IS SHIPPED TO NORWAY. THE MATTE CONSISTS OF 42% NI, 33% CU, AND 2% CO. FEED CAPACITY IS 650,000 STPY OF CONCENTRATES. 1991 SMELTER CAPACITY IS 45 KMT/YR NI CONTAINED. OUTPUT IS 300 MT/DAY OF MATTE(42% NI). THIS REPRESENTS ABOUT 60% OF KRISTIANSAND REFINERY FEED IN NORWAY. THE REMAINDER IS FROM OPERATIONS IN BOTSWANA AND USSR. MATTE NICKEL AND COPPER GRADES VARY, BUT ALWAYS COMPLEMENT THE OTHER TO PRODUCE 75% NI + CU.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 22-DEC-94 Bleiwas, Donald U.S. Bureau of Mines