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)
|Production, zinc and zinc alloys|
(a) Data for 2000-01 is not available.
Source: Mineral Resources Tasmania, Annual Review 1999-2000.