Windimurra Vanadium Project

Windimurra Vanadium Project

Overview

In May 2016, Atlantic completed the acquisition of the Windimurra vanadium project.

Atlantic Vanadium Pty Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Atlantic, acquired all the assets of the Windimurra project, including the mining leases, plant and equipment and related assets at the Windimurra site.

Windimurra is an approved world-scale vanadium mine with historic investment in plant and infrastructure in excess of A$700 million. When in production, Windimurra will produce 7,750 tonnes of vanadium pentoxide (V2O5) per annum.

The Windimurra project is currently on care and maintenance with a structured program in place to maintain the infrastructure assets in operating condition.

In addition, a highly experienced team made up of Atlantic staff and external specialists have undertaken a detailed study for the project.  The key focus areas of the review include:

  • Resource definition and interpretation;
  • Geometallurgical performance of various ore body domains;
  • Engineering upgrade of the crushing, milling and beneficiation (CMB) circuit, along with de-bottlenecking of the refinery;
  • Value adding production options and cost reduction measures; and
  • Process de-bottlenecking, simplicity and reliability.

With a mineral resource of over 235 million tonnes from 6 kilometres of a highly prospective 27 kilometre strike length, there is significant upside to grow the resource base of the project.  Work is progressing to realise the potential of significant inventories of high TiO2 ore and DSO iron ore from future operations.  This will provide significant cost advantages to the project.  

In addition, with some of the highest quality V2O5 flake in the world, Windimurra is ideally positioned to service the rapidly growing vanadium flow battery (VFB) industry through provision of high purity vanadium electrolyte.

With over A$700 million of existing investment in process plant and infrastructure, Windimurra is well placed to re-start operations to reliably deliver high purity vanadium products to world markets.

 

Location

The Windimurra vanadium project is located approximately 670 kilometres north of Perth and 80 kilometres by road from Mount Magnet in Western Australia.

The Windimurra deposit lies within the eastern flank of the large (>2,000km²) Windimurra intruded layered gabbro complex, which is part of the regional Murchison granite-greenstone province.

Windimurra Site