ZINC, a bluish-white metal used to galvanize steel and in a variety of industrial products, was produced for the first time in Canada in 1916 at the COMINCO facilities at TRAIL using ore from the SULLIVAN MINE. It was one of the first 2 electrolytic zinc refineries in the world. In 1920 Cominco engineers developed an improved method for separating zinc concentrates, allowing the company to become the largest single producer of zinc in the world. As well as the Sullivan Mine, which closed at the...

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