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South West Western Australia Branch

Greenbushes Lithium - update on current operations and forward plans by Jason Heath

1
PD Hours
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

Event Schedule:
5:30pm: Registration and Networking
6pm: Live In-person Presentation
7-7:30pm Q&A, Closing and Networking

Speaker/s

Jason Heath

Technical Sales
Jason Heath is the Superintendent Metallurgical Projects at the Talison Greenbushes Lithium mine, which is the largest hardrock lithium mine and resource in the world. Jason has a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry/Metallurgy with 1st class Honors from Curtin University, Perth. Jason started his career at CSIRO working on gold hydrometallurgy projects and moved into an industry metallurgical role in 2008 at Sunrise Dam. Since that time, he has worked at other mining operations as well as in a technical sales role, which required a significant amount of flotation equipment process design and commissioning work. Jason has been at Greenbushes for over five years.
Location

Mercure Sanctuary Golf Resort
Lot 100 Old Coast Road
Bunbury WA 6230

Thursday, 13 October 2022
5.30pm – 7.30pm (UTC+08:00)

Date and Time

Thursday, 13 October 2022
5.30pm – 7.30pm (UTC+08:00)

Venue

Mercure Sanctuary Golf Resort
Lot 100 Old Coast Road
Bunbury WA 6230
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Cost

Free
1
PD HOURS
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