Ausenco has been appointed by Godolphin Resources Limited (ASX: GRL) to complete a Scoping Study on the company’s 100%-owned Narraburra Rare Earth Element (REE) Project, located in the central west of New South Wales (NSW), Australia.

The Scoping Study will comprise a two-phase approach. The first phase will focus on identification of potentially viable processing solutions. Through systematic assessment of technology, value and risk will reduce solutions to a shortlist to be carried through to Phase Two.

Phase Two involves further refining the selected options through metallurgical testing, geometallurgical mapping, engineering development and financial modelling to enable identification of the preferred go forward case(s) for next phase consideration.

Managing Director Jeneta Owens said, We are very pleased to have awarded the contract for Godolphin’s Scoping Study at Narraburra to a company of Ausenco’s calibre. Ausenco has an exceptional reputation as a well-established market leader and a demonstrated track record of success in developing world-class battery minerals projects domestically and internationally.”

NSW Vice President Rod Harle said, “We are thrilled to be working with Godolphin Resources on this exciting REE project. Ausenco is fast becoming a world leader in design of processing facilities for clay hosted REE projects across the globe. We look forward to harnessing our subject matter experts’ deep expertise to deliver optimised solutions for Godolphin at Narraburra. Ausenco’s focus and investment in the development of specialist REE processing expertise is further evidence of our commitment to the global energy transition.”

About Ausenco

Ausenco is a global company redefining what's possible. The team is based across 26 offices in 15 countries delivering services worldwide. Combining deep technical expertise with a 30-year track record, Ausenco delivers innovative, value-add consulting studies, project delivery, asset operations and maintenance solutions to the minerals and metals and industrial sectors (

About Godolphin Resources

Godolphin Resources (ASX: GRL) is an ASX-listed resources company, with 100% controlled projects in the Lachlan Fold Belt NSW, a world-class gold-copper and REE province. The company has a strategic focus on critical minerals and green metals through ongoing exploration and development initiatives. GRL is primarily focused on its flagship Narraburra REE asset, located 15km north of Temora, which has a Mineral Resource Estimate of 94.9 million tonnes at 739ppm TREYO, including a higher-grade component of 20 million tonnes at 1,079ppm TREYO in accordance with JORC (2012). Narraburra was identified by the Australian Government Department of Industry, Science and Resources in its 2022 Critical Minerals Strategy as a major REE deposit and also listed as a critical minerals project by the Government’s Trade and Investment Commission.

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