Anax Metals and GreentTech Metals (ASX:GRE) are advancing Pilbara's copper industry with a memorandum of understanding focusing on the Whundo base metal deposit.

The collaboration targets over 20ktpa copper equivalent production at the Whim Creek processing hub.

Plans include feasibility studies, permitting, and asset amalgamation for operational benefits. Whim Creek's Project features a 400,000 tonnes per annum concentrator and a heap leach facility.

The plan includes an exploration of GreenTech's prospects and environmental footprint reduction through shared processing facilities.