Northern Minerals (ASX: NTU) has announced that MACA has mobilised its mining fleet and personnel to the Browns Range site ahead of the six month mining campaign that is expected to commence shortly. 180,000t of ore and associated waste will be mined during the campaign and stockpiled for processing over the three year pilot plant project.
- Mining & bulk earthworks contractor, MACA Ltd has mobilised to the Browns Range Heavy Rare Earth Pilot Plant Project
- Mining of 180,000 tonnes of ore and associated waste to commence shortly
- Contract also includes bulk earthworks infrastructure
Australian heavy rare earths developer, Northern Minerals Limited (ASX: NTU) is pleased to announce ASX-listed MACA Ltd (MACA)(ASX: MLD) has mobilised equipment and personnel to site for mining and bulk earthworks infrastructure for the Browns Range Pilot Plant in northern Western Australia.
MACA will shortly commence mining of 180,000 tonnes of ore and associated waste from the Wolverine and Gambit West pits. Waste material will be used to construct the tailings storage facility and other surface infrastructure. MACA will also prepare the processing plant site, construct road access and construct the airstrip for the project.
Mining will be undertaken in a single campaign, with all ore stockpiled ahead of the three-year pilot plant phase.
Mr George Bauk, Northern Minerals’ Managing Director and CEO, said: “The Browns Range site is now a hive of activity with the arrival of mining, admin and other site personnel.
“With mining for the Pilot Plant project to be completed as a single six-month campaign, we expect that the site will be significantly transformed over the short term as we prepare for the arrival of the processing plant that Sinosteel MECC is currently constructing in China.”