Diatreme – Cyclone Zircon Mine Development – Western Australia - Project Profile
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Diatreme Resources Ltd (Diatreme) is planning to develop a Leucoxene, Rutile and Zircon mine in Plumridge Lakes, Western Australia, Australia.
The project involves the development of a Leucoxene, Rutile and Zircon mine with a production capacity of 10MTPA of ore on 1,558ha of land. It includes the construction, development, and operation of surface open pit Leucoxene, Rutile, and Zircon mine and associated infrastructure.
The project includes the construction of an airstrip, an accommodation camp, a wet separation plant, a mineral separation plant, tailings storage facilities, a haul road from the mine site to the transcontinental rail line in Forest and other related facilities.
Regional Exploration Management Pty Ltd and Sedgman Ltd have been appointed as consulting engineers.
In 2008, a small program of check drilling was carried out on the project.
In 2009, the drilling and sampling program was completed on the project.
In December 2010, the infill drilling was carried out on the project.
In 2011, several infill drilling programs were conducted on the project.
In January 2012, the metallurgical test work and process design completed.
In March 2012, the per-feasibility study (PFS) for the project was completed and the definitive feasibility study (DFS) commenced.
In November 2014, Western Australia’s Department of Mines and Petroleum granted a mining lease for the project.
On May 30, 2016, the project received Draft endorsed environmental condition approvals from Western Australia (WA) Environmental Protection Authority (EPA).
On January 9, 2017, the final environmental approvals were granted by WA EPA for the project.
In September 2017, Diatreme signed MoU with China ENFI Engineering Corporation (ENFI) to complete the definitive feasibility study including project costings, engineering studies and implementation planning.
The project involves the development of a Leucoxene, Rutile and Zircon mine with a production capacity of 10 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) of ore on 1,558ha of land in Plumridge Lakes, Western Australia, Australia.
The US$119 million project includes the following: