Mineral Resources’ Mt Marion joint venture project in the Western Australian Goldfields, sent its first lithium concentrate shipment to China on Tuesday.
The 15,000 tonnes of lithium concentrate were loaded onto the MV Pacific Venus at the Port of Kwinana, heading to the China’s Zhenjiang port, to be delivered to Ganfeng Lithium.
Mineral Resources and Ganfeng Lithium both own a 43 per cent stake in the Mt Marion project, with Neometals owning the remaining share.
The shipment follows the project’s successful commissioning and ramp up of production, set to produce 400,000tpa at full capacity.
Neometals managing director Chris Reed said the project’s first shipment was a milestone for its company and partners.
Mineral Resources managing director Chris Ellison said the inaugural shipment from the project “is the outcome of hard work and dedication by the construction and operations teams of MRL (Mineral Resources)”.
“I also congratulate our Mt Marion partners on this important project milestone and thank them for their continued trust and support,” Ellison added.