Processing Plant - Australian Mines Limited

Processing Plant

Australian Mines is building a demonstration-size cobalt-nickel-scandium processing plant in to fast-frack negotiations with potential off-take customers and project financiers. The demonstration plant will process ore from Sconi and Flemington into commercial grade samples for multiple customers.

The plant uses a conventional pressure acid leach (PAL) front end to dissolve the metals into solution

with a solid liquid separation and standard solvent extraction (SX) and sulphate crystallisation back end to separate out the cobalt, nickel and scandium to produce final products.


Australian Mines’ is using a proven processing flow-sheet in the development of its demonstration-size plant in Perth, similar to that being proposed by Clean TeQ for future production from its Syerston project in New South Wales.