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lead being one of the heaviest metals is a chemical element in the carbon group.

Lead has the chemical symbol Pb (which is Latin: plumbum) lead has an atomic number of 82. Lead is very soft and malleable metal, and is regarded as a heavy metal and poor metal. bluish-white color after being freshly cut, quickly tarnishing to a dull gray when it oxidizes from expose to atmosphere. when melted lead is a bright silver sheen

Used in:

  • building construction
  • lead-acid batteries
  • radiation sheilds
  • fishing line sinkers
  • bullets and shot weights
  • Solders
  • pewters
  • fusible alloys

Lead can be a poisonous substance and can be linked to brain disorders and it can damage the nervous system in humans and animals

Mammals can suffer from blood disorders and like mercury will accumulate in soft tissues and bones of mammals. cases of lead poisoning have been reported back to ancient Rome Greece and China

Australian Mines that produce Lead

Broken Hill Rasp Mine ( NSW )

The Broken Hill-Rasp Mine , a zinc,lead and silver underground mine at Broken hill in New South Wales was opened in July 2012 by the Toho Zinc Company.

Endeavor ( NSW )

The Endeavor Mine at Cobar in New South Wales is owned by CBH Resources Limited, a fully owned subsidiary of the Japanese Toho Zinc Company Limited.

The Pinnacles ( NSW )

Pinnacles Mining Pty Ltd was wound up in May 2011 but Perilya Limited have moved in by acquiring leases over the Pinnacles deposits.

Woodlawn Mine ( NSW )

The NSW Government has approved the re-opening of the Woodlawn copper, zinc, lead and gold mine at Tarago, near Goulburn, after 15 years of closure.

Browns ( NT )

The Browns mine near Batchelor in Northern Territory remains on care and maintenance while owner HNC (Australia) Resources Pty Ltd assess viability.

Mcarthur River ( NT )

The GlencoreXstrata owned McArthur River zinc, lead and silver mine in the Northern Territory is mining one of the world's largest lead and zinc deposits.

Balcooma ( QLD )

The Balcooma Mine in Queensland has been sold to Snow Peak Mining and its subsidiary Consolidated Tin after going into administration in 2012.

Cannington ( QLD )

The Cannington silver and lead mine in North West Queensland is a fly in fly out mining and processing operation 200 kilometres from Mt Isa owned by South32.

Century ( QLD )

The Century mine in northern Queensland is in a transitionary period as it is being prepared to cease production in 2016 as reserves become exhausted.

Dry River South ( QLD )

The Dry River South Mine in the Queensland Central Region has passed hands from its former owner Kagara Limited to Chinese company Snow Peak Mining Pty Ltd.

George Fisher ( QLD )

The George Fisher Mine at Mount Isa in Northern Queensland is a major participant of Mount Isa Mines (MIM) that is owned by global miner GlencoreXstrata.

Mt Garnet ( QLD )

The Mount Garnet mining operation in North Queensland is given hope of survival after being acquired by Snow Peak International from the collapsed Kagara.

Mt Isa Pb Zn Ag Orebodies ( QLD )

The Mount Isa silver, zinc, lead and copper mine in North West Queensland is part of the giant Glencore Xstrata global mining company.

Mungana ( QLD )

The troubled Mungana base metal mine in North Queensland currently remains in voluntary administration while its future is being decided.

Angas ( SA )

Located in Angas SA, mining Zinc, Lead, Gold, Copper, (Silver)

Hellyer ( TAS )

The Hellyer lead-zinc-copper mine in Western Tasmania commenced production in 1989 and closed in 2000 when economically available ore reserves were exhausted.

Que River ( TAS )

The Que River open cut mine on the West Coast of Tasmania, that is owned by Bass Metals Limited, is currently not operating.

Rosebery ( TAS )

The concentrator at the Rosebery Mine in Tasmania has been in continuous operation for 75 years, creating its own piece of Australian mining history.

Golden Grove ( WA )

The Golden Grove Mine in Western Australia consists of the Gossan Hill and Scuddles mines. The operation is located 280 kilometres of Geraldton.

Gossan Hill ( WA )

The Gossan Hill underground mine, located 280 kilometres east of Geraldton in W.A., is part of the Golden Grove operation that includes the Scuddles Mine.

Magellan ( WA )

The Magellan lead mine in Western Australia was placed on care and maintenance in 2011 and its name changed to Paroo Station Mine in 2012, by owner Ivernia.

Whim Creek ( WA )

The Whim Creek Copper Project that is wholly owned by Venturex Resources Limited is located midway between Port Hedland and Karratha in Western Australia.

Chesney ( NSW )

The Chesney underground mine in Cobar, NSW, is a major component of the Peak Gold Mine operation that is made up of five working mines owned by New Gold Inc.

Mineral Hill ( NSW )

The Mineral Hill copper mine at Condobolin in the Cobar Basin of Central NSW, is owned by KBL Mining. It also a produces lead, zinc, silver and gold.

Broken Hill ( NSW )

The owner of the NSW Broken Hill Mine, Perilya, is about to be wholly acquired by its largest shareholder Zhongjin Lingnan of the Republic of China.

Mt Windsor ( QLD )

The Mt Windsor base metals project in northern Queensland comprises several mining tenements south of Charters Towers that are highly prospective.

Paroo Station Mine ( WA )

The Paroo Station open pit lead mine in Western Australia, 750 kilometres north west of Perth, is the largest lead carbonate mine in the world.

Lady Loretta ( QLD )

The first zinc, lead and silver ore was trucked into Mt Isa for processing from the Lady Loretta mine in north west Queensland, in September 2012.

Dugald River ( QLD )

MMG delays development of the Dugald River zinc, lead and silver mine in Queensland while it considers alternative mining methods.

Sorby Hills ( WA )

The Sorby Hills mining project, located in the Kimberly Region of Western Australia, contains the largest near surface silver lead deposit in Australia.

Sulphur Springs ( WA )

The Sulphur Springs underground copper mine is being developed in Western Australia by VentureX Resources Limited.

Hera Nymagee ( NSW )

The Hera-Nymagee mine, south east of Cobar in New South Wales, includes the Hera gold mine and the Nymagee copper mine.

Kempfield ( NSW )

The Kempfield polymetallic project in New South Wales is ready waiting for precious metals prices to recover before it progresses into the production stage.

Lennard Shelf ( WA )

Chinese company, NWII, looks to re-opening the Lennard Shelf high quality lead /zinc mining operation in the Kimberley region of Western Australia.

Great Southern Kundip Polymetallic Project ( WA )

The Great Southern Polymetallic Project that is located in the southeast of Western Australia is subject to a Farm - In and Joint Venture arrangement between Silver Lake and ACH Minerals.

Admiral Bay ( WA )

The Admiral Bay base metal project in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, to be developed by Metalicity, contains one of the world's largest zinc deposits.

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