GAM to mine Greenbushes tantalum

GLOBAL Advanced Metals is planning to start direct tantalum mining at the Greenbushes lithium mine in Western Australia.

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GAM currently exercises its rights to receive tantalum mined by project owner Talison Lithium, but the company has submitted a formal mine development plan to Talison.

“Greenbushes is central to our Australian tantalum development strategy as we restore Western Australia’s position as a major supply hub in the global tantalum market,” GAM CEO Andrew O’Donovan said.

“As an integrated processor and supplier of tantalum products to the electronics, aerospace, medical and other industries, a long term and reliable primary source of tantalum supply is key to providing stability assurance to our direct customers and further downstream end users.” 

O’Donovan said GAM was mindful of the need to carefull...