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Altech adds 94 hectares to Meckering kaolin deposit

Altech Chemicals Ltd. exercised its option to purchase about 94 hectares of land at Meckering in Western Australia, where the company's granted and fully permitted kaolin mining lease M70/1334 is located.

According to a May 2016 estimate, the M70/1334 mining lease contains 12.7 million tonnes of kaolin resource at 29.5% aluminum oxide, including a kaolin ore reserve of 1.2 million tonnes at 30% aluminum oxide.

Ore from the mining lease will provide feedstock for the company's proposed Malaysian high-purity alumina plant, according to an Oct. 17 release.

Altech received approval from the Western Australian government to begin mining at its Meckering kaolin deposit in March.