Mount Weld is located 35 kilometres south of Laverton, Western Australia. The mine has a single open pit operation that operated for two years before stockpiling enough ore to cease mining.
Mount weld is predominantly a concentration processing plant that extracts rare earths from the ore. The rare earths are used in a variety of different products ranging from car exhaust catalytic converters to mobile phone circuit boards. Ore is processed using a new flotation plant that has just been expanded in 2012.
Personnel are accommodated at the nearby Granny Smith mine owned by Barrick Gold. A new camp is in the process of getting approval.