The Cloverdale Mineral Sands proposal, located approximately 190km south of Perth in the Shires of Busselton and Capel, consists of two strands of heavy mineral deposits, 4.5km long. The proposal involves the progressive mining of approximately 3.5 million tonnes of resource, with an average grade of 18% heavy mineral concentrate (HMC), over the two-year life of the mine. The Cloverdale proposal area lies parallel and adjacent to the existing Yoganup West and Yoganup mine sites.
The major components of the proposal include:
- 350 hectare disturbance area;
- 4 new mine pits;
- settling dam for stormwater management; and
- associated mine infrastructure.