The Mackay Sulphate of Potash (SOP) Project comprises of seven tenements covering a total area of 2,560 square kilometers. The Project covers the majority of Lake Mackay, which is a Western Australian salt lake, and contains the world’s largest known Mineral Resources of brine-hosted SOP.
The Project is situated in Western Australia approximately 540 kilometres north-west of Alice Springs, Northern Territory. The Project is accessed from Alice Springs by road. Major airline access is via daily commuter flights to the Alice Springs International Airport. The Adelaide-to-Darwin transcontinental railway also connects Alice Springs to the north and south coasts of Australia.
The Mackay SOP Project has Indicated Mineral Resources of 4.3 million tonnes and Inferred Mineral Resources of 18.9 million tonnes of SOP (based on specific yield) at a Potassium concentration of 3,603 mg/L of brine. The Mineral Resources are estimated on the basis of brine volume from surface to an average depth of only 24.7 meters.
In August 2016, Agrimin reported the results of a positive Scoping Study for the Project.
Agrimin has executed a Land Access Agreement with the Kiwirrkurra people and the Company is encouraged by the high level of support that local Aboriginal people are providing. Agrimin believes the Mackay SOP Project has the potential to lead to greatly improved community and employment opportunities for the people of local communities.