The high purity samples will support ongoing negotiations to secure binding offtake agreements.
Aiming to be certified carbon neutral by the end of the year.
Demo plant to start up for a six-month sample spell.
Sconi will have a LOM of 30 years.
There will be 2 million tonnes of ore processed at Sconi each year for at least 18 years.
More than 300 on-going full-time jobs will be available at Sconi for at least the next 20 years.