Lynas Rare Earths has officially commenced the initial feed of Mount Weld material at its Kalgoorlie processing facility in Western Australia. This significant achievement comes after successfully concluding kiln heating and other essential activities, signaling the transition from the commissioning phase to the facility's first production phase and subsequent ramp-up.
Expressing enthusiasm about reaching this milestone, Lynas' CEO and Managing Director, Amanda Lacaze, stated, "We are thrilled to have achieved the first feed in Kalgoorlie. This marks an exciting step forward as we expand our operational presence and enhance our capacity to meet the increasing global demand for separated rare earth materials."
The approval for Stage 3 of the conservation management plan and exploration drilling program has been granted by the Western Australian Government for Chalice Mining's Julimar exploration project.
Commencing shortly, the exploration drilling will span the interpreted strike length of over 30 km within the Julimar Complex, situated in the western wheatbelt region of WA. The comprehensive initiative includes targeted exploration diamond drilling at the Torres, Jansz, and Baudin targets, additional exploration drilling at Hooley, and air-core drilling covering the entire Julimar Complex.
Liontown Resources has finalized an agreement with the Mid West Ports Authority (MWPA) in Western Australia to facilitate the export of lithium from Kathleen Valley. The services and access agreement, spanning an initial 10 years, will enable the export of lithium spodumene concentrate from the Port of Geraldton to global Tier-1 offtake partners, including LG Energy Solution, Tesla, and Ford Motor Company.