The deposit has been known about for over 30 years and contains around 50Mt grading 1.64% nickel in laterites. High-grading the open-pit mine, as well as process upgrading, should allow average feed grades to be increased to around 2% Ni for the first ten years of operation. Since Anglo American took over the deposit, it is plausible to believe that the company would consider a flow sheet similar to that in operation at its other main Brazilian laterite operation at Codemin.
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Asset report | Feb 2017
Barro Alto nickel operation
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