A mature operation with stable production of a high-quality lithium concentrate
Since the recommencement of production in late 2016, the Mt Cattlin spodumene project (“Mt Cattlin”) has continued to be a reliable, low-cost producer of high-quality lithium concentrate. This wholly owned project is located two kilometres north of the town of Ravensthorpe in Western Australia.
Conventional mining and processing techniques are used for Mt Cattlin with open-pit mining of a relatively flat-lying pegmatite ore body. Mining is carried out using excavator and truck operations, delivering ore to a crushing and dense medium separation (“DMS”) gravity recovery circuit.
Contractors are used for grade control drilling and earthmoving operations including drilling, blasting, and load and haul.
The Mt Cattlin operation produces a lithium concentrate (spodumene) product with up to a 6.0% Li2O grade that is trucked to Esperance Port for export to an Asian customer base.
As at 31 December 2020, Mt Cattlin had a
Mineral Resource of 12.0Mt at 1.3% LiO and an Ore Reserve of 8.0 Mt @ 1.1% LiO. For further information on Mt Cattlin’s Mineral Resource and Ore Reserve, click here