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Making an Ore Smelter
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 Posted: Sat Feb 28th, 2015 04:25 pm
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Good to see someone model a smelter! Was the smelter you mentioned in Silverton primarily a silver smelter?



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elminero67 wrote:
Good to see someone model a smelter! Was the smelter you mentioned in Silverton primarily a silver smelter?
Hi,

From the 75 page instruction book:

"By 1896 the Silverton Railroad was delivering approximately 15 cars of ore per day. The smelter could handle 100 to 140 tons of low grade copper ore per day, using 25 to 30 tons of limestone for fluxing. Before closing the plant processed 100,000 tons of copper."

So no silver ore noted. Wish I could tell you more,

Bill

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That makes more sense.



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Hi all,
if they had a tankhouse and were electrolytically refining the blister copper from the blast furnace, then they would have been getting some silver, gold, antimony and possibly platinum from the "impurities" in the smelted copper, but silver as a major product direct from a copper-smelting furnace - No, it just doesn't work that way



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