Native title breakthrough for Sheffield

MINERAL sands hopeful Sheffield Resources has reached a non-binding agreement with traditional owners.

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The opening of Sheffield's Derby office in July

The in-principle, non-binding agreement was reached with a committee representing the Mount Jowlaenga Polygon #2 claimant group relating to the development of the Thunderbird mineral sands project in Western Australia's Kimberley region.

The parties are aiming to agree the terms of a co-existence agreement next month, after which the Kimberley Land Council is expected to organise an authorisation meeting before the end of the year to consider signing the agreement.

"Sheffield reiterates that there is no certainty that a binding agreement will be concluded at this time, however, will continue to work with the traditional owners to ensure an agreed outcome can be reached," the company said.

Sheffield has been in native title negotiations for some time.

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