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Altura Mining celebrates official opening of Altura Lithium project

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Global Mining Review,

Yesterday, Altura Mining Limited (Altura) officially opened its 100%-owned Altura Lithium project at Pilgangoora in Western Australia.

The Honourable Bill Johnston MLA, Western Australia’s Minister for Mines and Petroleum, State and Local Government representatives, traditional land owners, Altura employees, contractors, suppliers and financers and investors were all present at the opening, which was conducted onsite at the Altura Lithium Project, 123 km from the town of Port Hedland.

Guests were reportedly given a guided tour of the mine site, before Minister Johnston conducted the official opening. The mine opening, just 18 months from the start of construction, marked a further major milestone for the company. Indeed, Altura recently celebrated the first lithium concentrate production and the start of product haulage to Port Hedland ready for export.

Altura’s Managing Director James Brown commented: “Today marks a significant event in the evolution of Altura, and credit goes to shareholders, employees and partners who have assisted in progressing the company. It is an achievement to open a mine, and to do it in less than 18 months is testament to the drive and passion of all parties involved to build Altura into a world-class producer of high-grade lithium spodumene.”

"With the continued support of our shareholders, we are in a strong position to benefit from the robust lithium market fundamentals that we see globally.”

“Our operations team have been able to deliver encouraging results from the mine and processing plant to allow us to commence trucking our spodumene product to Port Hedland during August. The immediate focus of Altura is to load our initial spodumene cargo with the vessel due for arrival in the middle of this month.”

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