Todays offering is a view of the smoke stack of the Nyrstar (Pasminco) Lead Smelter in Port Pirie. This is the largest lead and zinc smelter in the world. Ore is transported about 400km by train from Broken Hill in New South Wales. Port Pire was the first provincial city in South Australia and also boasts fishing and tourism as it’s major industries.
Port Pirie is a beautiful city, but has been the poor cousin in the iron triangle for a long time. It was often joked at post football game parties, that you could tell which people were from Pirie, because their feet were too heavy from all the lead to dance properly. 😉
As usual in southern Australia in summer, there are clear blue skies with a huge sun.
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