, Volume 46, Issue 8, pp 58–60 | Cite as

Sulfide smelting using Ausmelt technology

  • Edward N. Mounsey
  • Ken R. Robilliard
Sulfide Smelting Overview


Over the past decade, Ausmelt has been developing the top submerged lancing process for the smelting of sulfidic ores to recover such metals as copper, lead, silver, tin, antimony, and nickel as well as for separation of minor elements such as arsenic, antimony, and bismuth. Development has taken place in Ausmelt’s pilot plant in Dandenong, near Melbourne, Australia. A number of projects have proceeded to commercial-scale operation. This paper reviews developments at both the pilot and commercial scales.


Bismuth Matte Grade Blister Copper Lump Coal Lead Bullion 


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© TMS 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Edward N. Mounsey
    • 1
  • Ken R. Robilliard
    • 1
  1. 1.Ausmelt Ltd.DandenongAustralia

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