The Public Mine Lookout gives a birds-eye-view of the Greenbushes lithium operations and is popular with the local community and visitors. It overlooks the Cornwall Pit where tantalum ore was extracted in open cut mining until 2003. The portal to the former underground mining operations is situated at the base of the Cornwall Pit. A new Central Lode open cut pit, south of the Cornwall Pit, is now the focus of surface mining.
Open daily, it provides easy to understand and readily available information about the operations via display panels. The lookout is visited by thousands of people each year and provides one of the few opportunities in Western Australia for the public to view an operational mine site. Wheelchair and disabled access is provided at the lookout. There is progressive seating on the walk ramp; with a gazebo, undercover seating and information panels at the top.
As part of its commitment to the community and the industry, Talison Lithium Pty Ltd offers tours of the Greenbushes lithium operations for schools, tertiary institutions, special interest groups and seniors in Western Australia. Up to 1,000 students visit the Greenbushes lithium operations each year as part of this organised programme.
Talison Lithium Pty Ltd
OPEN DAILY 8am - 5pm
Ample parking and toilet facilities are available. No entry fee.
The lookout is situated at the south end of Telluride Street.
It offers an excellent view of the mining operations and is well worth a visit. Follow the signs from the town centre if you are not sure where to go.
West Australian based mining company Talison Lithium Pty Ltd is one of the world's largest suppliers of the strategic mineral lithium from its mining operation at Greenbushes in the south west of Western Australia. In addition Talison explores for lithium at the Salares 7 lithium project made up of seven salars (brine lakes and surrounding concessions) located in Chile.
The Greenbushes mine is located in the south west of Western Australian approximately 250 km south of Perth and 80 km south east of the port of Bunbury. The site comprises a number of open cut mining operations for spodumene (lithium). The Greenbushes pegmatite is the largest and highest grade hard rock lithium minerals resource in the world.
Minerals produced at Talison Lithium Pty Ltd Greenbushes Operations can be found in many different applications including glassware, ceramics and batteries (lithium).
For further information visit the Talison website.