FROM COBALT TO SULPHURIC ACID
Broken Hill Chemical Pty Limited is a 100% subsidiary of ASX listed Broken Hill Prospecting Ltd, established to develop a sulphuric acid chemical business at Broken Hill, Australia.
We are currently seeking partners to undertake due diligence, metallurgical review and feasibility studies with the intention of developing a world-class industrial project. BPL’s future pyrite concentrate could supply a sulphide ‘roast’ plant for long term sulphuric acid production. Additional value could be added by high-iron cinder (hematite)/cobalt ash as well as ‘zero’ carbon electricity produced from excess heat generated by pyrite-roast processing.
Cobalt-rich pyrite from BPL’s near-surface deposits could be mined, concentrated and processed on site or transported by rail or road with relative ease and at comparatively low cost. The deposits are very extensive and are likely to be more than 100 million tons of >20% pyrite (average cobalt content of pyrite is about 0.45% cobalt). Importantly, contents of other metals (arsenic, lead, copper, mercury, cadmium, etc.) are very low; this is a positive environmental consideration for sulphuric acid production.