Lithium concentrate production commences at Mount Cattlin
Published: Friday, 01 April 2016
The restart of production at the Mt Cattlin spodumene mine near Ravensthorpe, Western Australia (WA) underscores how time can heal all wounds. When the mine was shut down, in 2013, it signalled a flagging market and that the operators of the facility were unable to cope with the high overheads. Now however, lithium is on the up. The restart of operations not only indicates optimism in the sector - supported by growing battery demand, but it shifts supply and creates a new trading partner for China.
Galaxy Resources Ltd’s Mt Cattlin
spodumene mine, which had been idled due to cost pressures