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Australian Potash starts construction of mining camp village

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Australian Potash has said that construction of the Lake Wells Village for its sulfate of potash project has commenced, with initial accommodation units on-site and in use.

Borefield development drill rigs are also on-site and development of the Western borefield is underway. The mobilisation of a civil earthmoving fleet has commenced, with surveys to construct the initial crystalliser ponds having been completed.

Australian Potash Managing Director and CEO, Matt Shackleton said: “Globally, potash prices have risen materially year-on-year, with strong premiums being paid for organic, green SOP products that we will produce at Lake Wells.

“Mirroring the significant work that went into identifying, measuring and testing Australia’s largest Measured JORC compliant SOP Mineral Resource Estimate, we have applied the same stringent planning and design to the early works programme. Construction camp, wet and dry mess and fresh and wastewater treatment facilities are commissioned and operational, and drill rigs are on site developing what we are referring to as the western borefield.

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