Core facilities / group companies

Overseas Core Facilities

Overseas Office

London Office

Address
Vintners' Place, 68 Upper Thames Street,London EC4V 3BJ U.K.
Phone · Facsimile

Phone: 44-20-7248-8488 
Facsimile: 44-20-7248-3972

Noumea Office

Address
34 BIS, RUE DE L’ALMA, NOUMEA, NOUVELLE CALEDONIE
Phone · Facsimile

Phone: 687-27-29-93

Copper Mines & Smelters

Morenci Mine

Photo: Morenci Mine
Address
Arizona, United States
Ownership
Sumitomo Metal Mining : 25%, Freeport-McMoRan Inc. : 72%, Sumitomo Corporation : 3%
Year of Participation
1986
Products
Copper concentrates and electrolytic copper

Cerro Verde Mine

Photo: Cerro Verde Mine
Address
Arequipa, Peru
Ownership
Sumitomo Metal Mining : 16.8%, Freeport-McMoRan Inc. : 53.6%, Sumitomo Corporation : 4.2%, others: 25.4%
Year of Participation
2005
Products
Copper concentrates and electrolytic copper

Quebrada Blanca Mine

Photo: Quebrada Blanca Mine
Address
Tarapacá, Chile
Ownership
Sumitomo Metal Mining : 25%,Teck Resources : 60%, Sumitomo Corporation : 5%, Empresa Nacional de Mineria : 10%
Year of Participation
2019
Products
Electrolytic copper

Sierra Gorda Mine

Photo: Sierra Gorda Mine
Address
Antofagasta, Chile
Ownership
Sumitomo Metal Mining : 31.5%, KGHM : 55%, Sumitomo Corporation : 13.5%
Year of Participation
2014
Products
Copper concentrates

Candelaria Mine

Photo: Candelaria Mine
Address
Atacama, Chile
Ownership
Sumitomo Metal Mining : 16%, Lundin Mining Corporation : 80%, Sumitomo Corporation : 4%
Year of Participation
1995
Products
Copper concentrates

Ojos del Salado Copper Mine

Photo:Ojos del Salado Copper Mine
Address
Atacama, Chile
Ownership
Sumitomo Metal Mining : 16%, Lundin Mining Corporation : 80%, Sumitomo Corporation : 4%
Year of Participation
2005 (Start of Production : 1929)
Products
Copper concentrates

Northparkes Mine

Photo: Northparkes Mine
Address
New South Wales, Australia
Ownership
Sumitomo Metal Mining : 13.3%, China Molybdenum : 80%, Sumitomo Corporation : 6.7%
Year of Participation
1994
Products
Copper concentrates

Jinlong Copper

Photo:Jinlong Copper
Address
Anhui, China
Ownership
Sumitomo Metal Mining : 27.07%, Tongling Non-Ferrous Metals : 61.4%, Sumitomo Corporation : 7.86%, Ping Guo Aluminum Company : 3.67%
Year of Participation
1995
Products
Copper, sulfuric acid, and precious metals

Nickel Mines & Smelters

Coral Bay

Photo:Coral Bay

Coral Bay Nickel Corporation (CBNC) started operations in 2005 on Palawan Island in the Philippines. We were the first in the world to succeed in commercial production using High Pressure Acid Leach (HPAL) technology. We recover nickel and cobalt from low grade nickel oxide ores to produce an intermediate source of electrolytic nickel and battery materials. We are striving to operate in a socially responsible manner by contributing to the surrounding area, operating with the least amount of environmental impact, and restoring the ecosystem by rehabilitation of tailings dams.

Learn about non-ferrous metals: What is HPAL in nickel smelting and refining?

Address
Palawan Island, Philippines
Ownership
Sumitomo Metal Mining : 54%, Mitsui & Co., Ltd. : 18%, Sojitz Corporation : 18%, Nickel Asia Corporation : 10%
Year of Participation
2004
Products
Nickel-cobalt mixed sulfide

Taganito

Photo:Taganito

Taganito HPAL Nickel Corporation (THPAL), located in Mindanao Island, the Philippines, is the second HPAL plant for Sumitomo Metal Mining, which commenced operations in October 2013. We have adopted the HPAL, which makes it possible to recover metals, such as nickel and cobalt, from low-grade nickel oxide ores that have not been conventionally smelted, and we are working to ensure a stable supply of raw materials while effectively utilizing underutilized resources. THPAL also started recovery of scandium in 2018, and recovery of chromite in 2021. We have a system in place to monitor the environment on a regular basis and strive to operate in a way that minimizes environmental impact.

Learn about non-ferrous metals: What is HPAL in nickel smelting and refining?

Address
Mindanao Island, Philippines
Ownership
Sumitomo Metal Mining : 75%, Nickel Asia Corporation : 10%, Mitsui & Co., Ltd. : 15%
Year of Participation
2013
Products
Nickel-cobalt mixed sulfide

Figesbal

Photo:Figesbal
Address
New Caledonia
Ownership
Sumitomo Metal Mining : 25.5%, others : 74.5%
Year of Participation
1990
Products
Nickel ore

Nickel Asia

Photo:Nickel Asia
Address
Philippines
Ownership
Sumitomo Metal Mining : 26%, others : 74%
Year of Participation
2009
Products
Nickel ore