Discover the ultra bright future of WA Kaolin

WA Kaolin’s wholly owned Wickepin Kaolin Project is located in the stable mining jurisdiction of Western Australia and contains a current Mineral Resource (JORC 2012) of 644.5 million tonnes1,2 of high-grade premium kaolinised granite, located near Wickepin, 220 kilometres south-east of Perth.

Since acquiring its world class kaolin resource from Rio Tinto in 1999, WA Kaolin co-founders and owners have invested over $42 million to develop and progress the Wickepin Kaolin Project.  Through extensive R&D of product and processes, the Company has spent significant time and funds in optimising its proprietary dry processing method for kaolin to build and extend on its success as a kaolin producer and exporter to global markets.

WA Kaolin is targeting a sequential ramp up of production over the coming years to become a leading supplier of kaolin.

This world-class resource at Wickepin is one of the largest known remaining premium primary resources of kaolin globally and is characterised by its purity, quality and brightness, which has typically attracted higher prices from a growing collection of top tier customers. 

Until recently, kaolin has been a little-known product, however demand is increasing as the breadth of uses continues to grow across global markets, including the neighbouring Asia Pacific region. Kaolin is used in various applications across numerous industries including paper and plasterboard, ceramics, fibreglass, paints and coatings, plastics, rubber, pharmaceuticals and medicine, cosmetics, concrete construction materials and agriculture.

Multi-generational mine-life

Wickepin Kaolin Project

W.A. Kaolin Holdings Ltd’s (WA Kaolin) world class kaolin deposit located in Wickepin, Western Australia, is characterised by exceptionally high quality, purity and brightness. The premium primary kaolin resource is recognised by customers globally, requiring no additional treatment, chemical processing or magnetic separation.

A growing industry

Learn about the Kaolin Market

Global kaolin demand was valued at circa US$5 billion in 2017 and is expected to reach more than US$9.7 billion by 2025, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.7%*.

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