Project Updates

Donald Rare Earth and Mineral Sands Project

Credit: Astron

Mine Type: Open-pit rare earth mine
Location: Wimmera region, Victoria
Deposits: 825Mt
Mine lifespan: 41.5 yrs for first phase

The Donald Rare Earth and Mineral Sands Project is one of the world’s largest underdeveloped heavy mineral sand resources. Hong Kong-based mining company Astron is developing the project. The definitive feasibility study for the project was completed in April 2023.

Sorby Hills

Credit: Boab Metals

Mine Type: Open-pit lead/silver/zinc mine
Location: Western Australia
Reserves: 15.2Mt
Mine lifespan: 8.5 yrs

The Sorby Hills project is one of the largest undeveloped lead, silver and zinc deposits in Australia. Boab Metals and Henan Yuguang Gold and Lead are developing the project under a joint venture partnership.

Fimiston mine

Credit: Evgeny V via Shutterstock 

Mine Type: Open-pit gold mine
Location: Kalgoorlie, Western Australia 
Deposits: 8.1Moz
Mine lifespan: Until 2034

The Fimiston open-pit mine was owned by a 50:50 joint venture named Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines between Barrick Gold and Newmont Mining until November 2019 and January 2020.