Major Resource Company Plans Mine Operations At Goldfields

Major Resource Company Plans Mine Operations At Goldfields

Western Australia Minister for State Development and Innovation Bill Marmion

Tellus Expands Into Perth CBD

Victor P Taffa

  • $55 Million mine plan for Goldfields
  • Sequential land-use proposal to use excavation pits to store waste

State Development and Innovation Minister Bill Marmion will today open the Perth office for Tellus Holdings Ltd, an infrastructure and resource development company planning a $55 Million project in the Goldfields.

“As Western Australia is one of the world’s biggest and most diverse mineral and energy States, it makes perfect sense that a company such as Tellus would want to establish a presence here.” Mr. Marmion said.

Tellus’ flagship project in WA is the Sandy Ridge Facility, a sequential land-use proposal.  It would comprise an open-cut mine for kaolin clay and the use of empty excavation pits for the storage, recovery or permanent isolation of equipment and waste materials from the mining and medical sectors and beyond.

“Sandy Ridge is an example of the innovative approach being delivered by new resources projects in these more challenging economic times.” Mr. Marmion said.

The Sandy Ridge project is expected to create about 90 jobs during construction with an operational workforce of 35 employees and contractors.

“I’m also delighted to hear that Tellus has begun an outreach program with tertiary institutions and research organisations with a view to developing a technology hub adjacent to the Sandy Ridge Facility.” Mr. Marmion said.

“Western Australia has a global reputation for its minerals research and development capabilities across more than 800 local and international companies, and the government sector.”

Fact File

  • Tellus Holdings Ltd formed in 2009 and has offices in Sydney, Alice Springs, and now Perth
  • Tellus is currently seeking environmental approvals for its proposed Sandy Ridge kaolin mine and waste storage project, north-west of Kalgoorlie