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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 south-east of Ten...

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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 to provide material for prosp...

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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 completed on-site assembly of a 70-tonne-per-hour start-u...

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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 agreement to terminate chief executive offi...

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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 pho...

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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 per annum of concentra...

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Sep 12, 2019
Processing plant ready to roll at Ardmore

Processing plant ready to roll at Ardmore

The Ardmore phosphate project south of Mount Isa has reached a milestone, with a 70-tonnes-per-hour processing plant fully assembled on site. Centrex Metals says it has now shifted focus to progressing the other elements required to get a start-up mining operation online by late 2019. This includes marketing the trial parcels of concentrate to be produced by the start-up plant, contracting ...

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Jul 24, 2019
Ardmore advances towards concentrate production

Ardmore advances towards concentrate production

The start-up processing plant is taking shape at Centrex Metals’ Ardmore phosphate rock project in North West Queensland. The wet processing plant will have an initial capacity of 70tph and has been designed to expand to 140tph for the full-scale operation, which will produce 800,000 wet tonnes of phosphate rock per annum. Chief executive officer Simon Slesarewich said the mechanical wor...

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Jun 05, 2019
Ardmore site works begin in preparation for plant arrival

Ardmore site works begin in preparation for plant arrival

Centrex Metals says site works have begun at the company’s flagship Ardmore phosphate rock project in North-West Queensland. The site works are being undertaken in preparation for the expected arrival of a start-up plant this month. CDE Global completed the fabrication and trial assembly of the 70-tonne-per hour modular plant,  which cost about $4 million, in the UK. Chief executiv...

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