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TALISON Lithium and Global Ad­vanced Met­als hosted 250 peo­ple for a tour of the Green­bushes Mine op­er­a­tions as part of a mine open day on Sun­day.

Vis­i­tors came from far and wide in­clud­ing 40 elec­tric ve­hi­cle own­ers who trav­elled by con­voy in their Tes­las, BMW i3 and a Nis­san Leaf from Perth, to see where the raw ma­te­rial for the bat­ter­ies in their cars was pro­duced.

Bus tours in­cluded stop-overs at an in­ter­nal mine look­out and the cur­rent lithium ex­pan­sion con­struc­tion site.

Vis­i­tors saw a dis­play of min­ing ma­chines and the mine’s emer­gency re­sponse ca­pa­bil­i­ties be­fore hav­ing the op­por­tu­nity for a guided walk through the lithium pro­cess­ing plant.

The Green­bushes CWA Belles, Com­mu­nity Shed Group and Com­mu­nity Re­source Cen­tre pro­vided food and re­fresh­ments for the vis­i­tors to raise money for com­mu­nity projects.

Talison Min­ing engi­neer Jonothon Corskie, sec­ond from right, with David Mot­tram, Pam Lee-Fal­con, Jean­nie Hog­a­rth, Mar­garet Della and Judy Perks.

Pic­tures: Deb­bie Walsh

Hay­ley Choolun, Pam Cor­nish, Rabia Choolun, Martin Cor­nish and Max Choolun view the ex­pan­sion pro­ject con­struc­tion site at the Green­bushes Mine open day.

Justin Terry and Tom­ica Robert­son view the min­ing ma­chines at the Green­bushes Mine open day on Sun­day.

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