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Lake Wells in WA Source of Australia's First Potash Production

Potash production has begun in Western Australia at Lake Wells. Australian Potash with two Chinese MuO off-take partners has begun sourcing potassium-rich feeder salts in the amount of 3 tonnes. Lake Wells is 180km from Laverton. A research project with the University of Western Australia in the School of Agriculture and Environment will test the potash on various WA soil types, so Australian Potash will be able to more effectively advise Australian farmers.

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the raw product sourced series evaporation ponds on-site lake wells project located 180km northeast laverton goldfields region wa sop sample verification work perth designed meetings held company’s two chinese mou off-take partners earlier month addition australian potash has developed greenhouse research project university wa’s esteemed school agriculture environment project look value company’s sop product number different wa soil types commence march quarter 201 university research program developed conjunction field trials testing effect sopmop muriate potash – potassium chloride salt – crop yields crop quality associated impact surrounding soil biology company said would recycle 2. tonnes magnesium chloride-rich waste materials evaporation trials road construction tests lake wells access routes first quarter next year australian potash managing director ceo matt shackleton said area focus … past 1 months has been develop refine site evaporation model understanding chemistry salts produced natural evaporation cycle crucial planning both commercial scale development sop processing strategies january 201 we plan produce australia’s first field evaporated sulphate potash enormous value apc mou off-take partners we able detail chemical composition sop we produce running research trial programs 201 allow us further define agronomic benefits apc’s lake wells sop engage end-user farming sector cost supply.

the company holds 100 interest large lake wells sop project completed positive scoping study venture 201 work outlined staged project development whereby australian potash would produce 150 000 tonnes premium sop annum first years then ramp 300 000 tonnes annum least another 1 years project area currently contains mineral resource estimate 14. million tonnes contained sop material reporting indicated category sop ore reserves delineated sop price aud 7 tonne project generates life mine annual operating pre-tax cashflow aud 118m pre-production capex expenditure first stage estimated aud 175m aud 163m higher-volume second stage project development ultimately company expects produce 250kg sulphate potash trade samples initial production run delivery its mou off-take partners interested parties evaluate raw product australian potash ’s dfs has now entered its final phase across abstraction evaporation processing expected released latter half 201 company recently received serious leg-up federal state governments have jointly decided fund upgrade 100km great central road east town laverton adjacent lake wells project has potential significantly improve logistics project optimising freight logistics providing option laverton hub its operations further cost savings result recent mou fellow potash player salt lake potash looking possibility jointly developing infrastructure its neighbouring lake wells project two projects contiguous both companies planning same heavy haulage road transport route lake wells region rail head leonora company has two mou’s place supply 100 000 tonnes annum sulphate potash sino-agri china’s largest agricultural company hubei-agri china’s largest agricultural companies

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Banded Stilts Water Bird Always Finds the Water

As soon as inland rain arrives at Australian lakes, the banded stilt water bird makes its presence felt as well. It somehow knows that the rains have started from several hundred miles away.  This useful ability determines their way of life.

They don't hang about long. Rainfall will be limited so they move on to the next fresh rains spot. Birds were tagged with satellite transmitters. One bird flew directly to a saline wetland 1,000 miles away in two days. Another bird got there four days later, but the destination for both was the same.

Banded stilts do not have to migrate for improved feeding conditions. Their inbuilt system allows them to always find water. Why don't other birds do this? Obviously, evolution is "hit-and-miss". Animals develop abilities purely by chance. This is why evolution is successful. Animals move into niches that line up with their attributes.
Science by Ty Buchanan
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A New Mineral Called Putnisite is Found in Australia

Minerals are classified into species like animals. You would think that all minerals had been identified by scientists. This is not the case. A completely new mineral has been found in Australia at Polar Bear peninsula, Southern Lake Cowan. It is named after the two scientists who discovered it, Christine and Andrew Putnis based at the University of Münster in Germany.

Putnisite is now among the 4,000 known minerals. It was found on the surface of Lake Cowan in Western Australia. The mineral is composed of tiny 0.5 mm diameter crystals in volcanic rock. Its crystals are square and in a range of colors: white, pink, purple and dark green. The mineral is composed of oxygen, hydrogen, carbon, sulphur, calcium, strontium and chromium. It glistens as light can penetrate the substance.

Unlike other minerals which belong to families similar in structure, putnisite is unique. Nature joins things together to form minerals. Scientist did not believe a blend of these bases could be joined together as a unit. Researchers are clearly not as clever as nature itself.
Mineralogy by Ty Buchanan
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