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Camel Lake Halloysite Project

Project status

The Camel Lake Project is within the Maralinga Tjarutja lands. Andromeda is currently working with the Maralinga Tjarutja people, to formalise a site access agreement. If access is granted, Andromeda geologists will carry out field exploration.

May 2021:

Andromeda representatives have met with Maralinga Tjarutja representatives at Camel Lake and begun to discuss terms of a land access agreement

Halloysite from the Camel Lake Halloysite Project area is globally recognised for its purity and rare uniformity in tube length and diameter.

Identified in the 1970s, the Camel Lake halloysite has long been of interest in the industrial minerals field. In the minus 2 µm fraction, the clay is close to 100% halloysite.

Located approximately 60 km north-east of Ooldea in South Australia’s far west, the mineralisation sits within the land of the Maralinga Tjarutja People. Camel Lake is part of the Great White Kaolin Joint Venture with Minotaur Exploration Limited.

As part of our strategy to supply the world with superior quality halloysite, we are looking forward to working with the Traditional Owners to secure a land access agreement and continue development of the Camel Lake Project.

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Market opportunity

The halloysite from the Camel Lake Project area contains occurrences of high purity halloysite with rare uniformity in tube length and diameter. These properties make it ideal for a wide variety of industrial uses beyond simple kaolin, replacing carbon nanotubes, and command a significant premium above the average kaolin price.

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Meaningful engagement with our Traditional Owners

We acknowledge and respect the past, present, and future Traditional Custodians and Elders of this nation. We continue to work with our Traditional Owner partners at our project locations, including the Camel Lake Halloysite Project, to provide opportunities that can contribute to the local economy and create shared value.

Indigenous Peoples Policy


We respect and value all people in the communities in which we operate, Andromeda will source skills locally in the first instance, and encourage our team to 'shop local’ and contribute to the local economy where this is possible.

If you have any questions or concerns about the Camel Lake Halloysite Project, please reach out to our Project team.

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