From discovery drill hole through to engineering, commissioning and operation, Strategic Metallurgy has worked with Sirius Resources and Independence Group to deliver the highest quality metallurgical development for the world class Nova Nickel/Copper deposit.

APPLICATION

Strategic Metallurgy have demonstrated differential flotation techniques for Western Australian copper and nickel sulfide ores in saline water. Historically, selective flotation of copper from nickel sulfides has been achieved through pH modification; however, this method is rarely efficient.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Flowsheet development – Selective flotation

  • Testwork management

  • Definitive feasibility

  • 14.2mt @ 2.0% Nickel, 0.8% Copper and 0.07% Cobalt

  • 285,000t Nickel, 118,000t Copper and 10,000t Cobalt

  • Copper concentrate – 95% recovery to a 29% copper concentrate with silver

  • Nickel concentrate – 89% recovery to a 13.5% nickel concentrate with cobalt

  • Onsite metallurgical training, operation and supervision to assist with transition into commercial production

STATUS

Discovered July 2012

Commissioned December 2016

Currently in operation

OTHER RELEVANT PROJECTS

  • Cassini - Nebo Babel

  • Rox - West Musgrave

  • St George - Mt Alexander

  • Panoramic - Savannah

PROJECT GALLERY 

NICKEL

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