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Zinc Corporation

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of Dover St, London. Operator of mining and treatment plants at Broken Hill, Australia

The first company to develop and operate processes for extracting zinc from mine tailings.[1]

1906 Erected a plant for smelting of the silver-lead tailings from the Broken Hill mines[2] but there were significant teething problems with it.

1911 Public company incorporated

1923 Together with the other Broken Hill mining companies, the company took an interest in the shares of the National Smelting Co[3]

1936 New Broken Hill Consolidated Ltd was incorporated to work the company's Barrier South leases[4]; the company held about 30 percent of the shares[5]

1947 The Broken Hill Corporation was formed as a subsidiary of the Zinc Corporation.[6]

Acquired the ordinary share of the Imperial Smelting Corporation and the Sulphide Corporation

1949 in view of the acquisitions that had recently occurred, the Consolidated Zinc Corporation was formed to simplify the financial affairs of the group.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Jan 24, 1914
  2. The Times, Jan 04, 1906
  3. The Times, Jun 18, 1924
  4. The Times, Aug 18, 1936
  5. The Times, Jul 22, 1937
  6. The Times, Sep 19, 1949