- Salt Lake Potash said it had met a key operational milestone at its Lake Way sulphate of potash project in Western Australia state.

Pumping of Williamson Pit brine into a commercial-scale evaporation pond had commenced, the company said.

Construction of the Williamson Ponds had recently been completed, with pond dimensions of 2.5 kilometres by 0.5 kilometres.

The ponds had been designed to receive the 1.2 gigalitres of high-grade SOP brine from the Williamson Pit mine, with de-watering of the pit now underway.

The de-watering was scheduled to complete in the third quarter of 2019.

'It is very pleasing to see the high-grade Williamson Pit brines being pumped into the commercial scale SOP evaporation ponds,' chief executive Tony Swiericzuk said.

'It's a real milestone in the development of our Lake Way project and a first in the development of an exciting new industry for Western Australia.'

At 8:20am: (LON:SO4) Salt Lake Potash Limited share price was +0.5p at 40.5p

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