Australia

Bald Hill Mine

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Overview

Mine TypeOpen Pit
Commodities
  • Lithium
  • Tantalum
Mining Method
  • Truck & Shovel / Loader
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ShapshotCompany filed for Financial reporting relief on April 8, 2020.

Mine production status is unknown.

July 15, 2020 - The Bald Hill Mine remains on care and maintenance, the Alita Resources continues to meet environmental obligations, keep the tenements in good standing and maintain the relevant insurance.

September 4, 2023 - The Bald Hill lithium mine operates under effective foreign control through a complex corporate structure. The lithium mine operates at a loss under these arrangements, with profits transferred overseas via an offtake agreement with a Hong Kong-registered entity, Yihe Cleantech Material Limited. It has been alleged that this offtake agreement has also led to an under-payment of state royalties.

Owners

SourceSource
CompanyInterestOwnership
Mineral Resources Ltd. 100 % Indirect
On November 23, 2023, was acquired by Mineral Resources Ltd.

Deposit type

  • Pegmatite

Summary:

The Bald Hill Pegmatite Mineral Resource comprises one large, main, sub horizontal pegmatite body, striking north-south, with a strike length of 1,070 metres, and a width at its widest point of 775 metres.

This main body is surrounded by several smaller discrete pegmatite bodies, sub-parallel to the main, which result in a total strike length for the whole resource of 1,245 metres, and a total width of 990 metres. The Mineral Resource has a total vertical depth of 195 metres, beginning 20 metres below the natural surface and plunging gently to the south along its entire strike length.

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Mining Methods

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Comminution

Crushers and Mills

Milling equipment has not been reported.

Processing

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Production

Operational metrics

Metrics2018
Annual processing rate 1.2 Mt

Production Costs

Commodity production costs have not been reported.

Heavy Mobile Equipment

Fleet data has not been reported.

Personnel

Mine Management

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