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Pyrites, Wales

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 24 April 1951

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79.

asked the President of the Board of Trade what steps he is taking to develop the pyrites resources in Wales; and what action he has taken on the correspondence sent to him on this matter over two weeks ago from Mr. M. Dandrick who owns mines near Aberystwyth.

From an analysis and test recently conducted of certain samples of pyrites from Wales, it was found that the carbonaceous content made them unsuitable for use on existing sulphuric acid plants. Further surveys are in hand. Mr. Dandrick was seen by officers of the Board of Trade on 30th March and I hope that the inquiries, which he was informed would be made, will be completed shortly.