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Consolidated Zinc Corporation

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1949 Public company formed to develop lead, zinc and other mining interests and associated smelting and refining industry. As a first step acquired the Zinc Corporation and its associated companies. The assets of the Zinc Corporation included leases at Broken Hill Mines in Australia; the whole of the Imperial Smelting Corporation and Broken Hill Corporation[1]

By 1950 Broken Hill Corporation was a wholly owned subsidiary[2]

1962 Merged with Rio Tinto Co to form Rio Tinto-Zinc[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Jun 10, 1949
  2. The Times (London, England), Wednesday, May 24, 1950
  3. The Times , Jan 30, 1962