Salt Lake Potash’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr Tony Swiericzuk, said: “It is very pleasing to see the high-grade Williamson Pit brines being pumped into the commercial scale SOP evaporation ponds.
It’s a real milestone in the development of our Lake Way Project and a first in the development of an exciting new industry for Western Australia.
Importantly, construction of the Williamson Ponds has provided the team with invaluable data on both methodology and costs, which will feed into the BFS that is now well advanced and due to be completed during the September quarter.”
Link to Interview with Tony Swiericzuk as the de-watering of Williamson Pit commences
Having recently completed the Scoping Study for a commercial scale 200ktpa development at Lake Way, Salt Lake Potash has commenced the Bankable Feasibility Study targeting completion in Q3 2019.
· Salt Lake Potash has completed construction of a commercial scale SOP brine evaporation pond at Lake Way
· Pumping of the high grade SOP brine from Williamson Pit has now commenced
· De-watering is expected to be finished during Q3 2019 ensuring the evaporation process will be underway during the summer months and provide the initial feed salts for the process plant
· Salt Lake Potash has commenced a Bankable Feasibility Study (BFS) for a commercial scale 200ktpa Sulphate of Potash development at Lake Way, targeting completion in Q3 2019
Salt Lake Potash Limited (Salt Lake Potash or the Company) is pleased to announce it has commenced pumping the Williamson Pit brine into a commercial scale Sulphate of Potash (SOP) brine evaporation pond (Williamson Ponds) at its Lake Way Project.
Construction of the Williamson Ponds has recently been completed, with pond dimensions of 2.5km by 0.5km. These ponds have been designed to receive the 1.2GL of high-grade SOP brine from the Williamson Pit mine, with de-watering of the pit now underway. The de-watering is scheduled to complete in Q3 2019.
Given the super-saturated nature of the Williamson Pit brines, precipitation of salts started immediately upon pumping into the evaporation pond. The Company will be able to harvest first salts from the Williamson Ponds which are expected to be utilised as initial feed stock for processing.
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