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Another lithium mine opened in Western Australia

WA’s newest lithium mine plans to double down, WA Today By Hamish Hastie, 5 September 2018  Western Australia’s newest lithium mine was officially opened this morning, marking the seventh operating mine in the state.

Altura Mining’s 100 per cent-owned Pilgangoora lithium mine is located 90 kilometres south-east of Port Hedland and will support 130 ongoing jobs.  The mine will produce about 220,000 tonnes per annum of lithium spodumene concentrate but the company is already considering plans to double production to tap into growing global battery demand for electric vehicles and storage.

The Pilgangoora lithium deposit currently has an ore reserve estimate of 41.1 million tonnes…..

Beyond just exporting lithium the state government’s lithium and energy materials industry taskforce is investigating the state’s ability to produce and process lithium and other energy materials.

The taskforce will present a lithium and energy materials strategy to cabinet over the next few months……https://www.watoday.com.au/business/companies/wa-s-newest-lithium-mine-plans-to-double-down-20180905-p501v3.html?crpt=index

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September 7, 2018 - Posted by | rare earths, Western Australia

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