Lead

$2512.27 (AUD/tonne)
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About Lead

  • Australia is the world’s leading producer and exporter of lead, with large mines at Broken Hill, Mt Isa and Hilton in Queensland and McArthur River in the Northern Territory. Lead is usually found in ore, which also contains zinc, silver and commonly copper and is extracted as a co-product of these metals.(AusGovt; GA website, 2019)
  • The bulk of Australian production exported as lead bullion to the United Kingdom and some to South Korea.(AusGovt; GA website, 2019)
  • Australian lead exports were worth $977 million in 2017/18. (source; DFAT 2018)