Kidman Resources Limited proposes to develop a pegmatite-hosted lithium deposit at the abandoned Mt Holland Mine Site. The proposal area is located approximately 105 kilometres south-southwest of Southern Cross, in the Shire of Yilgarn. The proposal is for conventional open-cut mining of the existing Earl Grey pit, and development of associated mine infrastructure. The new mining proposal would utilise some existing infrastructure and disturbed areas, however requires new clearing of 365 hectares of native vegetation, which is also fauna habitat.
Two threatened fauna species (Malleefowl and Chuditch) and one threatened flora species (Banksia sphaerocarpa var. dolichostyla), all listed as Vulnerable at the Commonwealth and State level, are known to occur within the proposal development envelope.