Galaxy Resources announces award of Mt Cattlin mining contract

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Leading quality mining equipment and services provider Piacentini & Son has been awarded a mining contract from Galaxy Resources for the Mt Cattlin Spodumene Project near Ravensthorpe in Western Australia.

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Piacentini has been operating in the South West region of WA for 40 years, providing services to companies such as First Quantum Minerals Limited, Iluka Resources Limited, Griffin Coal Mining and Alcoa of Australia.

“At the Mt Catlin Spodumene Project Piacentini will provide a Hitachi 1900 excavator, Caterpillar 777D dump trucks, Cat D9 dozer and other ancillary as well as plant operators and maintenance staff,” Galaxy told the ASX.

“The drill and blast component of the mining contract will be delivered by Piacentini subcontractor, Dynamic Drill & Blast Pty Ltd, who has also been operating in the region for many years.”


According to Galaxy, mining is expected to commence in early December to guarantee supply of run of mine ore for the processing plant.

“Mt Cattlin currently has approximately 230,000 tonnes of blasted and crushed ore that will be processed through the plant over the coming weeks until mining starts,” reads the company’s statement.