Our Kidd Operation in Timmins, Ontario is the deepest base metal mine in the world with a maximum depth of almost 10,000 feet. The mine produces zinc and copper concentrates from one of the world's largest and richest known volcanogenic massive sulphide deposits. The mine, which employs about 900 people, celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2016.
Our Brunswick Lead Smelter is a primary lead/silver smelter in Belledune, New Brunswick employing 450 people. The smelter is a traditional sinter blast furnace and refinery built to process the concentrate from the Brunswick Mine. Since the mine has now closed, the smelter is transitioning to a custom smelter. It processes lead/silver concentrate, by-product from the zinc smelter and a wide variety of recycled materials, including batteries and lead glass.
In Matagami, Quebec, our Bracemac-McLeod Mine is the 12th mine to operate in the camp since 1963. The mine, which employs 270 people, processes ore in Matagami and sends copper concentrate to the Horne Smelter in Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec and zinc concentrate to the CEZinc Refinery in Valleyfield, Quebec.
The CEZinc Refinery in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Quebec is the second largest zinc refinery in North America. CEZinc has been an important part of the community since 1963 and employs 574 people. Glencore manages the facility and has a 25% ownership in the plant through a stake in the Noranda Income Fund.
Founded in 1955, General Smelting is one of North America's most established manufacturers of lead alloy anodes for electrowinning, chrome plating and pickling processes along with offering lead construction and maintenance services for electrostatic precipitators and acid plant equipment on a worldwide basis. The plant is based in Lachine, Quebec and employs around 50 people.