Wonarah (Avenira – 100%)
The Wonarah Phosphate Project, located in the Northern Territory, is one of the largest known phosphate deposits in Australia.
The project is part of Avenira’s long-term strategy, and requires an enabling technology, such as the IHP Process, to be commercially viable.
Wonarah currently has a large resource:
- Measured and indicated resources 300Mt @ 18.2% P2O5 (10% cut off)
- Inferred Resource 542Mt @ 18% P2O5
Avenira believes that Wonarah has the potential to become a major centre for the production of superphosphoric acid. Wonarah is currently on hold awaiting validation of the IHP Process.
Wonarah Phosphate Project advantages, apart from its size and grade, include:
- Situated in a stable political jurisdiction
- Northern Territory Government support and designation as a Major Project
- Mining Agreement in place with Traditional Owners which covers mining, processing and fertiliser production
- Close proximity to the regional centre at Tennant Creek
- Access to an established bulk commodity port at Darwin
- Bitumen highway access via the Barkley Highway
- Proximity to a standard gauge railway with spare freight capacity
- Proximity to a natural gas supply, the pipeline for which closely follows the railway line
- Proximity to ample groundwater
- Silica available on site and petroleum coke (required as inputs to the IHP Process) readily available nearby
Wonarah Phosphate Locality Map
Wonarah Locality and Infrastructure