The PFS is building on the 2018 scoping study that concluded the project has potential to be an economically viable producer of high-purity manganese sulphate for lithium-ion battery markets.
Discussions continue with lithium-ion battery manufacturers on required specifications and quantities as a prelude to off-take negotiations.
A number of appointments have been made and key work streams are underway.
Simulus Engineering has been contracted to undertake a 600-kilogram bulk leach test program to further optimise process and produce samples for off-take discussions.
A key adviser has been appointed to provide consulting support in finding the optimal power strategy.
Discussions with prospective advisors are also progressing regarding project financing.
Work is also progressing well regarding environmental permitting, geotechnical assessment (which is complete), and Native Title.
Finally, discussions with the CSIRO regarding flowsheet development for processing is also being advanced.