Galaxy Resources has received key approvals from the Department of Environment Regulations and the Southern Ports Authority to export spodumene, produced at its Mt Cattlin Project, from SPA Port of Esperance, Western Australia.
A condition of the approvals includes the reduction of mica content in the spodumene. Galaxy has now achieved a product specification below five percent.
Galaxy has also announced that it has awarded Qube Holdings the haulage and port service s contract for its Mt Cattlin lithium and tantalum project.
The Mt Cattlin spodumene concentrate will be trucked to the Esperance port as it is produced, and will be stored onsite prior to ship loading. Loading will be facilitated by Qube’s rotabox container rotating frame system. Esperance is 187km from Mt Cattlin and is Galaxy’s preferred location for shipping production material. The company’s previous production was exported from SPA port of Bunbury, Western Australia, which was 483km from Mt Cattlin.