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Port Pirie zinc smelter

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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...

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  • Summary
    • Other
    • 1880’s
    • 1900-1930
    • 1967
    • 1989
    • 1997
    • 2004
    • 2005
    • 2007
    • 2008
    • 2012
    • 2014

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This report includes 7 images and tables including:

  • Detailed map
  • Flowsheet - At Time Of Closure
  • Feed Preparation
  • Roaster and Acid Plant
  • Leaching and Purification
  • Tankhouse, Melting and Casting

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