Story: Rock, limestone and clay

Sulfur for fertiliser

Sulfur for fertiliser

This mountain of the yellow mineral sulfur sits at Dunedin’s fertiliser works at Ravensbourne. Only small amounts have been mined in New Zealand, and it is mostly imported. It is used to produce sulfuric acid, which is then used to manufacture the fertiliser superphosphate.

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Ravensdown Fertilizer

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Carl Walrond, 'Rock, limestone and clay - Phosphate, sulfur and pumice', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 April 2024)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 12 Jun 2006