Where is Nyrstar located?

Location The Nyrstar Hobart smelter is located on the western bank of the Derwent River Estuary in Hobart, Tasmania.

Who owns Nyrstar?

Trafigura Group Pte Ltd
Trafigura Group Pte Ltd becomes majority owner of Nyrstar’s operating business. Geneva, 31 July 2019 – Trafigura Group Pte Ltd. (“Trafigura”), a market leader in the global commodities industry, has today become the majority owner of the operating business of Nyrstar, a global multi-metals business.

What do Nyrstar do?

changing world. With a rich history of over 150 years as a leading manufacturer of zinc, lead and other metals, Nyrstar is committed to sourcing, mining and processing metals and other products in a safe, responsible and sustainable way.

How many people work at Nyrstar Hobart?

600 people
Nyrstar Hobart is a zinc smelter in Hobart, Tasmania. We’ve proudly been contributing to the local community and the Tasmanian economy for more than 100 years. We have a team of over 600 people working to help deliver zinc metal to global markets.

What does Nyrstar Port Pirie do?

Nyrstar Port Pirie is part of Nyrstar, a global multi-metals business, with a market leading position in zinc and lead, and growing positions in other base and precious metals. Nyrstar has mining, smelting and other operations located in Europe, the United States and Australia and employs over 4,000 people.

What is Paragoethite?

Paragoethite is a form of goethite made as a by-product of zinc production. The Paragoethite Process removes iron in zinc hydrometallurgy.

Who owns Nyrstar Hobart?

In July 2019, Nyrstar’s operating business became majority owned by Trafigura, one of the world’s leading independent commodity trading companies. Visit www.nyrstar.com. Nyrstar’s Hobart zinc smelter has a rich history spanning more than a century.

Is there a smelter in Port Pirie?

The Port Pirie plant is one of the world’s largest multi-metal smelters, producing lead, silver and by-products such as sulphuric acid. There is an adjacent dedicated port facility where concentrates are received, with final products dispatched by road and rail.

What is the population of Port Pirie?

The 2021 Estimated Resident Population for Port Pirie Regional Council area is 17,473, with a population density of 9.70 persons per square km.

Why is it called goethite?

Goethite was named in 1806 for Johann W. von Goethe, a German mineralogist and poet. It is an important iron ore that occurs naturally as an opaque crystalline material.

Does Trafigura own mines?

In 2020, Trafigura Mining Group acquired Myra Falls Mine from leading global zinc and lead producer Nyrstar. The underground mine is situated in Strathcona Provincial Park, 90kms southwest of Campbell River on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, has been operational since 1965 and employs over 300 people.

Is Port Pirie a good place to live?

Port Pirie is a great place to live. Located just 229kms north of Adelaide on the Spencer Gulf, the ‘city of friendly people’ enjoys a relaxed lifestyle and unspoilt surroundings. It’s close to beaches, the beautiful Flinders Ranges, and the Mount Remarkable National Park.