Greenbushes Lithium - update on current operations and forward plans by Jason Heath
The event will be a Tech Talk with significant community interest. The event will be a face-to-face only event in Bunbury
About this event
Originally pegged for tin in 1888, the Greenbushes mining leases are the oldest and longest continuously operated minerals field in Western Australia, and the largest hardrock lithium mine in the world.
The presentation is planned to be about the history of Greenbushes as a mining area, focusing more so on the current history. i.e. when the transition to Lithium from when the mine started producing a lithium concentrate in the 1980s and operational growth since that time to now, plus future plans. The operations have gone from one small concentrator producing 50,000 tonnes of spodumene concentrate per year to currently four concentrators producing circa 1.5 Mtpa of concentrates. One of the concentrators commissioned this year is quite nice in that it is treating an old Tin/Ta tailings area and recovering the spodumene from that. The presentation will look at future plans to lift total production, with two more concentrators currently being built and in plan.
There will be networking sessions before and after the Tech Talk with a light supper provided before the presentation
5:30pm: Registration and Networking
6pm: Live In-person Presentation
7-7:30pm Q&A, Closing and Networking
Mercure Sanctuary Golf Resort
Lot 100 Old Coast Road
Bunbury WA 6230
Thursday, 13 October 2022
5.30pm – 7.30pm (UTC+08:00)