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Kidd Creek Copper and Zinc Mine, Ontario

Producer of

Zinc, copper, silver, indium, sulphuric acid


Northern Ontario, Canada


Xstrata plc (100%)

Geology type

Archaean greenstone belt

Mineral type

Volcanogenic base-metal sulphides

Reserve base

19Mt proven and probable, grading 1.8% Cu, 5.5% Zn, 0.18% Pb and 53g/t Ag (2005)

Annual production

42,738t of copper, 119,960t of zinc and 3.7Moz of silver (2005)

Mining method

Underground blasthole stoping

Processing method

Crushing, grinding and flotation to produce zinc and copper concentrates for smelting and refining on site



Key equipment (underground)

Ingersoll-Rand, Cubex and Mission blasthole drills, Tamrock haulers

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