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EIA for Black Mountain Mining’s new zinc smelter project gets under way

Zinc miner Black Mountain Mining (BMM), a subsidiary of Vedanta Zinc International, has proposed the construction of a new zinc smelter and associated infrastructure at its Gamsberg zinc mine, near Aggeneys, in the Northern Cape. On March 18, BMM revealed that the new smelter would produce 300 000 t/y of special high-grade zinc metal by processing 680 000 t/y of zinc concentrate. As a by-product, 450 000 t/y of pure sulphuric acid would be produced for both export and consumption within South Africa.

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