Putting the acid on lead plans

A PROPOSAL to turn an old Western Australian lead carbonate concentrate producing operation into one that turns out lead ingots revolves around methane sulfonic acid.

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Paroo Station lead converted to cathode

That is one of the ingredients that will make the hydrometallurgy plant proposed for the LeadFX Paroo Station lead mine, near Wiluna in Western Australia, tick.

The hydrometallurgy plant uses two technologies, one developed by BASF and the other by the University of British Columbia.

The BASF-derived Oxide Technology is for stripping lead from lead oxide while the university-developed Sulphide Technology does the same for lead sulphides.

InCoR has licences to both technologies.

LeadFX director Dr David Dreisinger is president of InCoR.

A definitive feasibility study by SNC-Lavalin has showed the hydrometallurgy plant can work for LeadFX and bring the mothballed operation back to life.

Dreisinger said the SNC-Lavalin DFS confirmed the Pa...