Tungsten Mining has received environmental approval from both state and federal governments for its Mt Mulgine tungsten project in Western Australia.
The Federal Government approved the company’s proposed plan to clear native vegetation for open mining pits, a processing plant, office, water storage facilities, run of mine pad, waste rock landforms, mineralised oxide landforms and a tailings storage facility. It declared that no further assessment is required.
Tungsten Mining acquired Pilbara Minerals’ Tabba processing plant last month, fast tracking the development of Mt Mulgine. The plant was built in modules to recover a range of heavy mineral concentrates. It has a nameplate capacity of 30 tonnes per hour with the potential for increased throughput with the addition of extra modules.
The environmental approvals, together with the modular plant acquisition, means the company is on track to begin producing tungsten concentrate by 2018.
Tungsten Mining CEO Craig Ferrier said, “We are delighted to have achieved another major milestone on our development pathway.”
“It demonstrates an effective consultation process with key stakeholders and reflects the continued effort put in by our team to successfully deliver the Mt Mulgine tungsten project.”