Project Updates

Sorby Hills project

Credit: Another77 via Shutterstock

Mine Type: Open pit lead-silver-zinc mine

Location: Kimberly, Western Australia

Reserves: 15.20Mt

Mine life: 8.5 years

Sorby Hills is developed by a JV of Boab Metals (75% ownership) and Henan Yuguang Gold and Lead (25%) with a pre-production capital investment of A$245m. It is one of the largest undeveloped lead, silver and zinc deposits in Australia.

Bellevue Gold project

Credit: Bellevue Gold

Mine Type: Open pit and underground

Location: Kimberly, Western Australia

Reserves: 6.8t

Mine life: 8 years

The Bellevue project, owned by Bellevue Gold subsidiary Golden Spur Resources, began producing gold in late 2023. Bellevue signed a native title agreement with Tjiwarl RNTCB for developing the project in 2022.

Pilgangoora expansion

Credit: Pilbara Minerals

Mine Type: Lithium-tantalum mine

Location: Pilbara, Western Australia

Reserves: 6.8t

Expansion completion: 2025

Pilbara Minerals is developing two expansions at its Pilgangoora lithium-tantalum project to increase production capacity of spodumene concentrate to one million tons per annum. They are due for completion in 2023 and 2025 with an investment of A$663m.