International Graphite’s Springdale Graphite Project is located in the Shire of Ravensthorpe, on the south coast of Western Australia, and only a few kilometres from the coastal village of Hopetoun.
Situated between the export ports of Esperance and Albany, the region is also renowned for its agriculture, particularly cropping and grazing, and its vibrant and growing tourism industry.
Mining has been an important contributor to the regional economy for more than a century. In 1898, the discovery of gold and copper at Phillips River Goldfields near Ravensthorpe provided the impetus for development of Hopetoun. Today, the world-class Ravensthorpe Nickel Mine and Mt Caitlin Lithium Mine are less than 25km from our Springdale tenements.
The Ravensthorpe district is noted for its extensive flora and fauna as well as its unique mineral-rich geology. The Fitzgerald Biosphere, between Bremer Bay and Hopetoun, is the only UNESCO recognised biosphere in Western Australia and haven for a number of rare species.
As a newcomer to the area, International Graphite is looking forward to contributing to a bright future for this energetic and vibrant community. Our partnership with the University of Western Australia is bringing the world renowned Einstein-First and Quantum Girls science education program to schools across Hopetoun-Ravensthorpe, giving primary and high school children the opportunity to explore modern science and encouraging a future STEM workforce in the region.