Galaxy Resources Announce Mt Cattlin Commences Ore-Commissioning & Lithium Concentrate Production

- November 15th, 2016

Galaxy Resources Limited (ASX:GXY) provides the following update on its Mt Cattlin project in Ravensthorpe, Western Australia.

Galaxy Resources Limited (ASX:GXY) provides the following update on its Mt Cattlin project in Ravensthorpe, Western Australia.
Commissioning Update
Galaxy is pleased to announce that it commenced ore commissioning on the Mt Cattlin processing facility on 11 November with first lithium concentrate production on 12 November.
Since the start of production the processing circuit has been balanced, with a final operational punch list created. Bottlenecks have been identified and rectified. Over the next two weeks the aim is for 24-hour continuous production with every seventh day scheduled for planned maintenance to review equipment performance.
Progress Update – Period Ending 12 November 2016

  • Flocculant plant installed
  • Water commissioning complete to allow introduction of first ore into the plant
  • Ferrosilicon addition and balancing achieved in dense medium separation circuit
  • Completion of all priority punch list items required for start-up
  • Commencement of first feed into processing plant
  • Production of first lithium concentrate

Planned Milestones – Period Ending 26 November 2016

  • Maintenance rectification of operational bottlenecks (Sunday 13 November)
  • Analysis of Li2O and mica concentration in initial production stockpile
  • Complete continuous 10-hour production run with no operational or maintenance downtime
  • Implement onsite Li2O and mica analysis
  • Commence 24-hour continuous production
  • Optimization of lithium concentrate specifications
  • Begin trucking of lithium concentrate to Esperance Port
  • Optimization of lithium yields
  • Continue with minor punch list items

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