That’s according to Mark Calderwood, CEO of Tawana Resources which operates the Bald Hill lithium mine in the Goldfields.
“The lithium boom could last for another decade. I think this industry is going to have some legs,” he said.
“If the State Government wants to really get behind it, it can really make WA a hub for lithium products.”
Another Western Australian lithium miner Neometals is also a believer, as it revealed plans on Wednesday for a new lithium hydroxide plant in the Goldfields. The Kalgoorlie-Boulder plant will cost approx $200 million, creating more than 300 construction and 100 operations jobs.
This marks a seismic shift away from Nickel in the 70s and Gold in the 80s for the Goldfields region.
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