Galaxy Resources’ Mt Cattlin nears construction completion  

Galaxy Resources' Mt Cattlin spodumene project Image credit: www.galaxyresources.com.au

Global lithium company Galaxy Resources has announced that the construction of its Mt Cattlin project in Western Australia is nearing completion.

Galaxy Resources' Mt Cattlin spodumene project Image credit: www.galaxyresources.com.au
Galaxy Resources’ Mt Cattlin spodumene project
Image credit: www.galaxyresources.com.au

“The reflux classification has commenced wet commissioning and will be tied into the Dense Medium Separation (DMS) circuit during the coming week,” Galaxy told the ASX.

“Process water commissioning of all circuits is planned to begin approximately two weeks ahead of schedule with consumables and spares currently arriving on site.”

Galaxy said the next step involves adding reagents to the DMS circuit for ferrosilicon commissioning. According to the company, balancing of the water and ferrosilicon circuits will then allow ore to be fed into the process.

Further, Galaxy has also completed an onsite hazard identification process, involving construction and operational staff, to identify and correct possible hazards that exist on site in preparation for ore commissioning.

“Ore commissioning is planned to commence close to two weeks ahead of the revised schedule released to the market on 6 September, with spodumene concentrate production anticipated to begin by 15 November,” read the statement.

“During November, the construction crew will be substantially demobilised from site and a commissioning and maintenance crew will remain. Equipment vendors will start to arrive on site this week for specialist input on the commissioning of the equipment items they have supplied.”