First ore crushed at Kathleen Valley

In a massive milestone for our world-class lithium project, we’re excited to share that yesterday we achieved first ore through the crushing circuit at Kathleen Valley!

Commissioning of the dry plant commenced in late March with the team energising equipment and conducting thorough checks of the systems to ensure everything works in accordance with the design.

The team will now gradually ramp up the volume of ore through the crusher to build a stockpile of crushed ore. By starting the commissioning process with the crusher, we’re not only testing the equipment but will have clean ore ready for feeding into the wet plant.

We are getting closer to first production, on schedule for mid-2024.