1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2006  
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Contents >> Mining >> Mineral processing >> Pasminco Hobart Smelter

At Risdon near Hobart the Pasminco Smelter uses zinc mineral concentrates to produce zinc metal. A record 231,651 tonnes of zinc and zinc alloys was produced during 1999-2000. Major by-products included sulphuric acid, secondary leach residue, copper sulphate and cadmium.

PASMINCO HOBART SMELTER, Summary - 1999-2000(a)

Units
Value

Production, zinc and zinc alloys
tonnes
231,651
Employees
no.
611
Capital expenditure
$m
10.7

(a) Data for 2000-01 is not available.

Source: Mineral Resources Tasmania, Annual Review 1999-2000.


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