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Kalium Lakes fills large scale pilot ponds

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Kalium Lakes Limited has commenced commissioning of the Large Scale Pilot Evaporation Ponds, at the Beyondie Sulphate Of Potash Project.

he first step of filling the pond with brine has commenced, with produce bores being currently use. Cost associated with the construction of these ponds, bores, trenches, pumps and pipes are being complied for a study of the feasibility of the overall project.

Sulphate of Potash Recovery for lined ponds estimated at up to 87% excluding purification plant recovery losses. Recovery for the unlined ponds is estimated at 69% assuming the expected leakage rate and excluding purification plant recovery losses. The pilot pond program is designed to verify current assumptions and operational parameters along with production of bulk samples for purification plant pilot works and marketing samples.

Managing Director, Brett Hazelden, commented:

“Commissioning the Large Scale Pilot Evaporation Ponds within 65 days of commencing construction is a significant achievement.”

“The real costs and the data collected during construction will allow KLL’s capital and operating cost estimates to be derived from experience, further refining and enhancing the strong basis for the economic analysis in our Pre-Feasibility Study, which is nearing completion.”

“KLL continues to demonstrate a strong understanding of what it takes to develop an SOP project in Australia, based on actual information gained at a meaningful scale.”

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