, Volume 37, Issue 8, pp 51–56 | Cite as

Tin Processing at the Texas City Smelter

  • E. B. King
  • D. N. Gibson
Process & Extractive Metallurgy Applied Technology


Since 1969, Gulf Chemical and Metallurgical Company, a Division of Associated Metals and Minerals Corporation, has operated The Texas City Tin Smelter. It has transformed a complex roasting and reverberatory furnace smelting flowsheet1 to a simple flow sheet utilizing a single high speed rotary furnace. The result of this change is a more efficient smelter capable of processing primary and secondary tin bearing feed stock.


Pyrite Overhead Crane Reverberatory Furnace Texas City Fluosilicic Acid 


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  1. 1.
    Thomas S. Mackey, “The Electrolytic Tin Refining Plant at Texas City, Texas,” Journal of Metals, 21 (6), (1969), pp. 32–43.Google Scholar
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    E.B. King and L.W. Pommier, “The Future of the Texas City Tin Smelter,” paper presented at International Tin Symposium, LaPaz, Bolivia, November, 1977.Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    P.A. Wright, “Extractive Metallurgy of Tin,” 2nd Edition, p. 186, Elsevier Scientific Publishing Company, Oxford, U.K.Google Scholar

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© TMS 1985

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  • E. B. King
  • D. N. Gibson

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