New technology to recover nickel and cobalt: the Shanshan process

International MiningHeron Resources reports that a feasibility study is investigating the potential to process 1 Mt/y of nickel laterite ore from the Yerilla project, producing 80,000 t/y of nickel concentrate, containing some 8,000 t/y of payable nickel and cobalt metal, via a reduction roast process. On May 29 Heron entered Framework Agreement with Ningbo Shanshan which provides for Shanshan to undertake the study into treating ore from Yerilla using technology being provided by Shanshan, to produce a nickel and cobalt concentrate for further processing in China. (more…)

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