A mineral producer plans to build a $500 million operation in Western Australia’s Goldfields region.
Lynas Corporation has confirmed it will build its new Cracking and Leaching Plant in Kalgoorlie. The location was selected after a long shortlisting process that found the city would be 394km northeast of the existing Mount Weld Rare Earths Mine at Laverton and also close enough to experienced mine workers.
The project involves upgrading the Mt Weld rare earth concentrate that is exported to the Lynas Rare Earth Processing Facility in Malaysia. There is potential to explore further opportunities for the next stage processing (upstream solvent extraction).
Construction is expected to begin in the year 2021 and end no later than 2023. About 500 construction jobs will be created plus an additional 200 positions once operational. Local jobseekers and suppliers are being promised many of the work opportunities.
The proponent is recruiting for the following job vacancies:
- process technician (flotation)
- graduate geologist
- senior mine geologist.
Successful applicants will receive permanent, fly-in fly-out work via Perth on a roster of 12 days on and nine days off. Click here to apply.
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“This is a terrific opportunity to create new jobs in what is really a very liveable little city,” Lynas CEO and managing director Amanda Lacaze told the Australian Associated Press. “We are so proud to be investing in the Kalgoorlie-Boulder region.”