fbpx

phosphate

Jun 09, 2021
New owners take control of Paradise

New owners take control of Paradise

Phosphate International has completed acquisition of the Paradise phosphate project near Mount Isa, with plans for a mining operation creating more than 200 jobs. Following on from a 12-month process of due diligence and the production of revised feasibility studies, Phosphate International chairman John Cotter said he was very confident the project was viable. “We… ...

Read More
Mar 26, 2021
New life for Paradise phosphate project

New life for Paradise phosphate project

A new owner is working to breathe life into the former Legend International Holdings Paradise phosphate project, with plans for a $250 million stage-one operation to go into production by early 2023. Queensland private company Phosphate International is buying the extensive portfolio of North-West Queensland tenements for an undisclosed price through liquidator KordaMentha, and expects toR...

Read More
Feb 16, 2021
Ardmore mining campaign kicks off

Ardmore mining campaign kicks off

Mining is expected to start at the Ardmore phosphate project south of Mount Isa next week to produce 25,000 tonnes of ore. Centrex Metals executive chairman Graham Chrisp said a team was on site this week to carry out surveying and necessary preparatory work. The company is ultimately looking to produce about 800,000 wet tonnes… ...

Read More
Dec 02, 2020
Major project status for $1.5b NT phosphate mine

Major project status for $1.5b NT phosphate mine

The Federal Government has awarded major project status to the proposed $1.5 billion Ammaroo phosphate mine in the Northern Territory. Industry, Science and Technology Minister Karen Andrews said the move would help fast-track the project, expected to create about 900 jobs during construction and about 250 ongoing jobs when in full production. Ammaroo – about 200km… ...

Read More
Oct 27, 2020
Centrex maintains Ardmore optimism

Centrex maintains Ardmore optimism

Centrex Metals remains ‘quietly optimistic’ about financing its Ardmore phosphate project, with hopes its timing will dovetail with improved prices, according to executive chairman Graham Chrisp. In the meantime, the company is looking for contractors for a three to four-week mining campaign in the first quarter the next year. It plans to mine 25,000 tonnes… ...

Read More
Jul 02, 2020
Centrex provides update on Ardmore plans

Centrex provides update on Ardmore plans

Centrex Metals says it is scheduling production of concentrates from the trial mine project at Ardmore, south of Mount Isa, in mid to late 2021. The timeline announced in a company update this week places production from the full Ardmore phosphate project in 2022, following an expected lift in phosphate prices 2021. Centrex last year… ...

Read More
Apr 06, 2020
Centrex continues funding talks for Ardmore

Centrex continues funding talks for Ardmore

Centrex Metals says it is continuing to progress its Ardmore phosphate project in North-West Queensland in readiness for development once funding is secure. The company last year completed on-site assembly of a 70-tonne per hour start-up plant but put the brakes on the project in November, when it announced a raft of cost-cutting measures and an… ...

Read More
Feb 25, 2020
Paradise phosphate project on the market

Paradise phosphate project on the market

The former Paradise phosphate project in North-West Queensland is on the market, with the owners now in liquidation. Legend International Holdings/Paradise Phosphate are seeking offers for the portfolio of tenements through KordaMentha. The tenements were at the centre of a $1.7 billion-plus proposal by the ‘Diamond’ Joe Gutnick-led Legend International Holdings to develop phosphate mi...

Read More
Nov 08, 2019
Ardmore operations on ice amid poor phosphate prices

Ardmore operations on ice amid poor phosphate prices

Centrex Metals has announced it is deferring start-up operations at its Ardmore phosphate project, south of Mount Isa, and implementing cost-cutting measures. The announcement comes within two months of the company completing on-site assembly of a 70-tonne per hour start-up plant, which can be upgraded to meet the proposed full-scale Ardmore production of 800,000 tonnes… ...

Read More
Menu