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Zinc & Lead Smelting in Western Canada

At Trail, in southern British Columbia, stands the world's largest zinc and lead smelting complex. For over 100 years there has been a smelter here, evolving from crude to sophisticated modern technology and providing B.C. with one of its main economic engines.

Information about zinc and lead is also available, including history and applications.

Description
MetSoc of CIM - smelting and refining complex
Cominco's integrated smelting and refining complex is located at Trail. To read a description of the process and the operations at Trail, click here or on the picture above.
Flow-Sheet
This link leads to the Zinc flow sheet This link leads to the Lead flow sheet MetSoc of CIM - Trail operations

To examine the flow-sheet for the Cominco's zinc and operations, click here or on the left side of the thumbnail above.

To examine the flow-sheet for the Cominco's lead and operations, click here or on the right side of the thumbnail above.



References:

  • Brochure, Cominco Trail Operations, Technical Overview. Cominco Inc., 1998.
  • Cominco Ltd. Website:
  • Gill, C. Nonferrous Extractive Metallurgy. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1980. pp. 67-70.
  • Kerby, B. Technical Support Manager, Trail Operations, Cominco Inc.