LEAD Action News
LEAD Action News Volume 12 Number 3, May 2012, ISSN 1324-6011
Incorporating Lead Aware Times ( ISSN 1440-4966) and Lead Advisory Service News (ISSN 1440-0561)
The Journal of The LEAD (Lead Education and Abatement Design) Group Inc.

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What is the raison d'Ítre of this lead bar?

lead bar with "Broken Hill Australia" and "Special" stamped on it

This photo of a lead bar with "Broken Hill Australia" and "Special" stamped on it was sent in by Glenn Campbell of Blacktown, New South Wales (NSW), Australia. Glennís father was born in 1923 and travelled to Broken Hill NSW, home of the largest lead mine in the world, around 1941, at age 18, while in the army. After his fatherís death in 2006, Glenn found the bar in his fatherís shed where it had probably resided for some 40 years. The bar can be lifted by one person, but itís very heavy. It is approximately 2 feet (60 cm) long, 5 inches (13 cm) wide and 2 inches (5 cm) deep. Glenn is interested to know when and why it was made and what was "special" about it. Has anyone seen anything like it in a museum or as a display item at the Minerals Council of Australia offices or in a lead mining corporation building? Please use the form at www.lead.org.au/cu.html to send in your suggestions.

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