Paroo Station plans get ministerial approval

LeadFX’s Paroo Station lead project in Western Australia has received approval of its mine extension and hydrometallurgical facility plans from the state’s minister for the environment
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The Paroo Station lead project in Australia is owned by LEadFX subsidiary Rosslyn Hill Mining

Staff Reporter

The Perth-based company said Minister Stephen Dawson issued Statement 1083 to its wholly owned subsidiary Rosslyn Hill Mining, approving the implementation of the facility and the mine's growth plan.

Specifically, the company's proposal included construction of a new hydrometallurgical facility and its associated infrastructure to neighbour the site's existing flotation concentrator; it will produce about 70,000t annually of lead ingot. The increase to the mine disturbance area totals 400 hectares, which will accommodate a 15-year mine life for Paroo Station.

The mine, located west of Wiluna, will likely truck product from site to port as an item of general freight.

LeadFX and Rosslyn Hill Mining received the backing of the Western Australian Environmental Protection Authority for the project's expansion last month.

Paroo Station, previously known as the Magellan lead carbonate project, was idled on January 15, 2015, and placed into a care and maintenance status, with its owners citing difficult market conditions. The mine recorded 300,000t of lead concentrate production between its 2005 commissioning and 2015 idling.

LeadFX also owns a majority interest in the Burgin mines near Eureka, Utah, US.