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$153M metal project receives final approval

Galena Mining
Galena Mining

An exploration company has received the go-ahead for its $153 million metal project in Western Australia’s Midwest region.

A subsidiary of Galena Mining has secured final approval for its Abra Base Metals Project, 200km north of Meekatharra.

Abra Mining recently received approval for its mining proposal, mine closure plan and native vegetation clearing permit from the State Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety.

Its processing plant and tailings storage facility has been approved by the State Department of Water and Environment Regulation Works, and Abra project management plan has also been given the nod from the State Mining Engineer. Native title compensation arrangements for the project have also been organised.

Construction ready to start

The approvals mean construction, mining and production can begin at the project, which involves builiding a:

  • 1 Mtpa capacity processing plant capable of crushing, grinding, flotation and filtration
  • tailings storage facility
  • crushing and stockpiling area
  • accommodation camp
  • airstrip
  • power lines
  • potable water pipes
  • borefield pipeline
  • waste water pipes
  • communications tower
  • security and administration building
  • underground portal.

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“Arrangements have been agreed with respect to environmental consultation, liaison, employment, training, contracting, and cross-cultural induction,” Galena Mining managing director Alex Molyneux said in a public statement.

QMEB can reveal GR Engineering Services and Jacobs Engineering were consultants while Jidi Jidi Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC was a stakeholder.

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