A pilot graphite plant worth $1.94 million could be up and running on South Australia’s Lower Eyre Peninsula by the end of the year.
Lincoln Minerals has finished a scoping study for its Kookaburra Gully project. According to Adelaide Now, the report indicated a total resource of 2.25 million tonnes at 15 per cent total graphitic carbon, with 338, 000 tonnes of contained graphite at a cut-off grade of 5 per cent.
Managing director Dr John Parker told the ABC it is vital to offer potential customers with the actual product.
He said the plant does not need to be a huge set-up.
“What we’re talking about is basically based on three semi-trailers, three flat-topped trailers,” he said.
“So the whole thing is all very mobile, it can be located somewhere, we put rubber mats down underneath it and set it all up very quickly and then when you’ve finished pack it all up and move away.”
The Kookaburra Gully prospect is located at the northeast end of a vast electromagnetic anomaly, which the company said has potential for a large exploration target.