Updated: Jan 7
Hastings Technology Metals Limited, known as Hastings, recently visited Carnarvon and Gascoyne Junction for their Yangibana Rare Earths Project engagement and consultation sessions.
Hastings will be mined, crushed, milled and processed into a concentrate at the Yangibana and then trucked 450kms to a hydrometallurgical plant in the Ashburton North Strategic Industrial Estate near Onslow for further processing to a mixed rare earth carbonate and then shipped to global customers.
During the consultation sessions in Carnarvon and Gascoyne Junction, Hastings shared that the works, such as the site access from the Cobra-Gillford Creek Road, accommodation village, airstrip, water supply and communications, are well underway.
Hastings plans to commence construction-proper of mine infrastructure, processing plant and supporting infrastructure in the second half of 2022 following the finalisation of funding and a final investment decision by the Hastings Board of Directors, with production expected to commence in 2024.
Chamber of Commerce & Industry President Paul Dixon said, "The Hastings investment in the Gascoyne region is the economic boost the region needs. It will see further investment and new businesses looking to operate in Carnarvon due to the mining operations."
Find out more about the Yangibana project here.