(Facility) Copper Cliff Copper Refinery

Plant in Ontario, Canada with commodities Copper, Gold, Nickel, Selenium, Silver, Tellurium

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10206559
MAS/MILS ID 1220402001
Record type Site
Current site name (Facility) Copper Cliff Copper Refinery

Geographic coordinates

Point of reference Plant
Geographic coordinates: -80.99977, 46.49999 (WGS84)
Elevation 244
Location accuracy 1000(meters)
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Geographic areas

Country State
Canada Ontario

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Copper Primary
Gold Secondary
Nickel Secondary
Selenium Secondary
Silver Secondary
Tellurium Secondary

Nearby scientific data

Plant (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
Year of first production 1888
Plant type Refiner
Plant subcategory Electrostatic

Ownership information

  • Type Operator
    Owner Inco Metals Co., Ontario Division
    Home office Canada
    Year 1980
  • Type Owner
    Owner Inco Ltd.
    Interest 100
    Year 1980

Comments on the reserve resource information

  • PLANT IS A TOLL REFINER AND RECEIVES SCRAP AND BLISTER

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 1220402001

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    CANADIAN MINES HANDBOOK 1979-80, P. 309.

  • Deposit

    PINCOCK, ALLEN & HOLT, INC.; THE DEVELOPMENT OF ENGINEERING,

  • Deposit

    OPERATING AND ENVIRONMENTAL COST DATA FOR INTERNATIONAL

  • Deposit

    COPPER SMELTING AND REFINING OPERATIONS. BUMINES CONTRACT

  • Deposit

    J0290007; FOR INF., CONTACT S.W. TOWLE, TPO, BUMINES-

  • Deposit

    MAFO, DENVER, CO.

  • Deposit

    METALS WEEK, 3/2/92, P. 8.

  • Deposit

    E&MJ, 3/92, P. 48.

  • Deposit

    THE NORTHERN MINER, 9/30/91, P. 19.

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit THE COPPER CLIFF COPPER REFINERY USES STATIONARY REBERBERATORY ANODE REFINING FURNACES. 2 FURNACES EXIST, EACH WITH A 350 TON CAPACITY. THE COPPER IS OXIDIZED WITH AIR AND REDUCED GREEN POLES. ANODES ARE CAST ONT FOUR CABLE DRIVEN WALKER ANODE CASTING WHEELS. EACH ANODE WEIGHS 275 KG. SILVER RECOVERED ON-SITE AT PM REFINERY. GOLD AND PGM RECOVERED OFF-SITE.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 09-JAN-1995 Towle, Stewart W. U.S. Bureau of Mines