Yangibana Rare Earths Project

Proposal description: 

The proposal is to extract and process Rare Earth Element ore from four mining pits in the Yangibana Project area. The Project area is located approximately 270 kilometres east-north-east of Carnarvon in the Shire of Upper Gascoyne.

The proposal includes mining above and below the ground water table, on-site processing of ore and associated infrastructure. Transport of the product via road to Geraldton port for export is currently proposed.

The proposal would include clearing of up to 1,000 hectares within a development envelope of 12,098 hectares and water abstraction of up to 2.5 gigalitres per year.

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Last updated: 
November 9, 2021
Current Status: 
Ministerial Statement published
Ministerial Statement published
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