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Finniss Lithium Project BP33 Underground Mine

Opened 10 Jul 2020

Closes 10 Aug 2020

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Status

Overview

Core Lithium Limited is proposing to develop and operate an underground lithium mine at the BP33 resource on the Cox Peninsula approximately 33km west of Berry Springs.

The proposal includes:

  • the development of the underground mine and associated site infrastructure
  • a water supply dam
  • sediment ponds
  • a run of mine pad
  • waste rock landforms
  • a storage and maintenance area
  • internal access roads and
  • drainage infrastructure.

Ore would be transported in trucks via a 7.5km haul road to the nearby Grants Lithium Project for processing. The proposal will have a four year mine life and a disturbance area of 100.5 hectares of native vegetation within a 535 hectare mineral lease on vacant Crown land.

Statutory notices

10 July 2020

The NT EPA has received a referral from Core Lithium Limited in regards to a proposal to develop and operate an underground lithium mine at the BP33 resource on the Cox Peninsula, approximately 33km west of Berry Springs. The NT EPA has accepted the referral PDF (460.7 KB).

Public comments are invited on the referral. The referral can be inspected on the NT EPA consultation hub. A copy of the referral can also be obtained by contacting us.

Interested persons may make a submission by 10 August 2020.

The NT EPA gives this notice in accordance with regulation 52(1) of the Environment Protection Regulations 2020.

Why we are consulting

At this initial stage of the environmental impact assessment process, comment is sought on whether or not the EPA should assess the proposal and, if so, what method of assessment is considered appropriate.

The NT EPA invites public submissions to be made on this referral during the above submission period.

Please note that late submissions will not be accepted.

Documents

Referral documents

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