Mount Mulgine Project

Closed 6 Jun 2017

Opened 31 May 2017

Overview

Tungsten Mining NL proposes to extract and process tungsten and molybdenum from the Mulgine Hill and Mulgine Trench deposits at Mount Mulgine over a period of 15 years. The proposal is located approximately 15 km north east of Rothsay, within the Shire of Perenjori.

The proposal is partially located:

  • on M59/425, which was previously mined for gold as part of the Minjar Gold Mine Project
  • within the former Warriedar pastoral station, which is managed for conservation purposes by the Department of Parks and Wildlife

The project would comprise of three open pits, a processing plant, two waste rock landforms, a tailing storage facility and development of associated mine infrastructure. The proposal would utilise some existing infrastructure and disturbed areas, and require clearing of approximately 146 hectares.

Why We Are Consulting

At this initial stage of the EIA process, comment is simply sought on whether or not the EPA should assess a proposal and, if so, what level of assessment is considered appropriate.

What Happens Next

Following the seven day public comment period and consideration of any comments received, the EPA will decide whether or not this proposal requires environmental impact assessment and, if so, what level of assessment will be applied.

The EPA's decisions on level of assessment are released each Monday on the EPA's website.

Areas

  • All of Western Australia

Audiences

  • Public

Interests

  • Seven-day comment on referrals