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