EZ Industries

EZ Industries, formerly the Electrolytic Zinc Company, was a zinc miner and refiner in Australia.

EZ Industries
IndustryMining
Founded1916
FounderAmalgamated Zinc
Defunct1984
FateTaken over by North Broken Hill Peko
Headquarters,
Australia
ProductsZinc, lead
SubsidiariesEmu Bay Railway
Energy Resources of Australia (31%)

HistoryEdit

EZ Industries was established in 1916 by Amalgamated Zinc as the Electrolytic Zinc Company to operate the Risdon Zinc Works on the banks of the Derwent River in Risdon, Tasmania.[1][2][3] It was renamed EZ Industries in February 1957.[4] In 1967, EZ purchased the Emu Bay Railway.[5]

In February 1983, EZ opened the Elura Nine near Cobar, New South Wales.[6] It built a 45 kilometre railway line to connect with the Main Western railway line to move zinc to Newcastle for shipping to Risdon.[7][8][9] In 1984, EZ was taken over by North Broken Hill Peko.[10]

EZ owned a 31% stake in the Ranger Uranium Mine through its Energy Resources of Australia shareholding.[11][12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Electrolytic Zinc Barrier Miner 20 October 1916 page 2
  2. ^ Mining News Adelaide Advertiser 30 December 1916 page 12
  3. ^ Risdon Smelter Mining Link
  4. ^ El Zine Bonus After Record £2.8m profit The Argus 24 October 1956 page 17
  5. ^ Emu Bay Railway Taken Over by Principal Customer Railway Transportation March 1967 page 7
  6. ^ Elura Mine CBH Resources
  7. ^ Cobar Developments - New Mine & Railway Railway Digest March 1981 page 73
  8. ^ Elura Mine and Railway Opened Railway Digest May 1983 page 160
  9. ^ Cobar's mining history Department of Primary Industries (New South Wales) February 2007
  10. ^ EZ directors accept bid Canberra Times 10 July 1984 page 15
  11. ^ EZI to join in Ranger development Canberra Times 24 January 1980 page 16
  12. ^ Uranium bonanza for EZ Canberra Times 24 August 1983 page 30