Pilgangoora concentrator commissioning

ANOTHER piece of Pilbara mining infrastructure construction is coming to an end with Pilbara Mineral starting to commission the concentrator at its Pilgangoora lithium-tantalum project.

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An aerial shot of the concentrator with the run-of-mine stockpile in the background.

Commissioning activities in progress include equipment energisation, water pump and instrumentation testing, and other no-load, or "dry" commissioning activities.

Once dry commissioning is finished "wet" commissioning begins with the introduction of first ore to the concentrator.

First ore will be introduced to the fines production concentrate production circuit with the coarse production circuit to follow in coming weeks.

The first fines concentrate is expected to be produced before the end of June.

Pilbara Minerals CEO Ken Brinsden said the company was on track to become a lithium raw materials producer.

He paid particular notice to RCR Resources for its part in the intensive construction activity leading up to this point.

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