Bald Hill to produce lithium in first quarter 2018

The Bald Hill project

Lithium developer Tawana Resources says its Bald Hill joint venture project in the Eastern Goldfields region of Western Australia is on track to be producing early next year.

Tawana, which shares ownership of the project with Alliance Mineral Assets, reported that engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of the lithium dense media separation circuit was progressing on schedule.

The joint venture’s preferred mining contractor has mobilised to site and crushing, power and fuel contractors have been selected.

Tawana managing director Mark Calderwood said the structural steel work was now well advanced and placement of mechanical equipment and electrical cabling had started.

“The project is coming to life, with significant increases in manning levels, and we remain committed and focused on delivering lithium concentrate from Bald Hill during the first quarter of 2018,” Calderwood said.

The Bald Hill project, about 50km southeast of Kambalda, involves four mining leases, one mining lease application, 12 exploration licences, eight prospecting licences and one general purpose lease.