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Port Pirie zinc smelter

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29 November 2018

Port Pirie zinc smelter

Report summary

The development of lead and zinc smelting at Port Pirie dates from the discovery in 1883 of the rich lead-silver-zinc deposits at Broken Hill in New South Wales, Port Pirie being the nearest seaport.  Lead smelting commenced in 1889, when a refinery was commissioned by the British Broken Hill Pty Ltd to refine bullion produced at Broken Hill.  BHP acquired the refinery in 1889 and transferred its smelting activities from Broken Hill.  A horizontal retort zinc smelter was commissioned in 1906...

Table of contents

  • Key facts
  • Summary and key issues
  • Location maps
  • Participation
    • Other
  • Products
  • Costs
  • Economic assumptions

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This report includes 14 images and tables including:

  • Key facts: Table 1
  • Location maps: Image 1
  • Participation: Table 1
  • Flowsheet
  • Process overview: Table 2
  • Process overview: Table 3
  • Process overview: Table 4
  • Products: Image 1
  • Products: Table 1
  • Products: Table 2
  • Costs: Image 1
  • Costs: Table 1
  • Economic assumptions: Table 1

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