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Refining Precious Metals from Sudbury Nickel Ores

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2706 (35mm); 1083 (16mm)
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Library and Archives Canada: 35mm, 16mm.
"This film combines animation and actuality footage to explain the recovery of precious metals from the Sudbury, Ontario ores at the Acton Precious Metals Refinery in London, England. A flow chart traces, and actuality footage shows, the intricate and systematic separation and refining of gold, silver, platinum, palladium, iridium, ruthenium, rhodium, selenium, and tellerium by chemical, heat, and electrolytic methods. Other sequences show some of the reactions at laboratory scale and outline the uses of the various elements in their marketable forms."

University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta: 16mm.
"Shows how gold, silver, platinum, palladium, rhodium, ruthenium, and iridium are recovered after nickel and copper have been milled, smelted and refined."
From the Catalogue of 16mm Educational Motion Pictures. Published by the Educational Media Division, Department of Extension, University of Alberta, Edmonton, 1967.


Canadian Film Institute, Sponsored Films (Ottawa: Canadian Film Institute, c.1961).
"Film covers the extraction, refining and uses of selenium, tellurium, gold, platinum, palladium, rhodium, iridium, and ruthenium. With so many elements to deal with, the film becomes repetitive but it is so skillfully by playbacks to a schematic flow sheet."