This mine in Far West New South Wales aims to become one of the largest cobalt operations in the world and one of the largest global cobalt producers outside of Africa.
The operation is anticipated to be large-scale but relatively low-cost as the process separates over 80% of the waste from the ore at the first step. This means we intend to process less than 20% of the material brought out of the ground.
The BHCP is located approximately 25 kilometres southwest of Broken Hill, in far western New South Wales and hosts three large tonnage cobaltiferous pyrite deposits. Mineral processing separates pyrite from the ore, while downstream treatment of the pyrite concentrate recovers the cobalt.
Infrastructure for the operation is readily available to existing networks with direct connections to rail transport, water, and power. Onsite renewable power generation is being considered as a supplement to grid supply.