Processing Plant - Australian Mines Limited

Processing Plant

The demonstration-scale processing plant constructed on Simulus Engineering’s premises in Western Australia is the largest test plant of its type operating in Australia.

This plant is presently producing battery metals (cobalt sulphate and nickel sulphate) for our partner, SK Innovation.

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 proposed commercial processing plant benefits from using a conventional, industry standard processing flow chart and construction design

Cobalt sulphate to be produced will contain approx. 21% cobalt metal equivalent

Nickel sulphate to be produced will contain approx. 23% nickel metal equivalent