The Project involves the construction and operation of an open-pit nickel and cobalt mine entailing the mining of nickel laterite ore at a rate of 3 million dry metric tonnes per year. The ore will be processed using a heap leaching method which involves the irrigation of the ore with a dilute sulfuric acid solution to obtain the nickel and cobalt. The resulting leach solution will be purified and de-watered to produce 24,500 metric tonnes per year of nickel and 1,100 metric tonnes per year of cobalt contained in hydroxide products. All Project process plant residues will be filtered to a solid state so that they can be stacked in a dedicated and protected residue disposal area, obviating the need for a wet tailings dam.
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