Xstrata ltd is a diversified mining company. The Company's business is organized into five global commodity businesses. It has copper, nickel, zinc and lead mining and smelting operations in Canada and recycling plants in the United States. Xstrata Process Support operates from Toronto. In Argentina, Chile and Peru, it has copper mining and smelting operations, a copper-zinc joint venture and copper growth projects. In Colombia, it has a 33% stake in a thermal coal mine and in the Dominican Republic it operate a ferronickel mining and processing operation. It has zinc smelters in Spain and Germany, a lead refinery in the United Kingdom and a nickel refinery in Norway. In Ireland, it has a zinc project. It has ferrochrome, vanadium, platinum and coal assets in South Africa. In Tanzania, it has a nickel project and iron ore projects in Mauritania and the Republic of Congo, South Africa. In Australia, it has coal, copper, nickel, zinc and lead operations and projects.