Ardea Resources Limited (ASX:ARL) (OTCMKTS:ARRRF) ("Ardea" or "the Company") is pleased to announce it has engaged engineering firm Simulus to conduct pilot plant trials for the Company's flagship Goongarrie Nickel Cobalt Project ("Goongarrie").
- Pilot plant program to derive process design and engineering data for flowsheet to produce nickel sulphate and cobalt sulphate
- Production of commercial samples for testing by potential customers
The pilot plant trial is being completed on 7.5 tonnes of representative mineralisation in the largest laboratory-scale autoclave in the southern hemisphere. The objective of the Research and Development program is to provide process design and engineering data on the planned Goongarrie flowsheet while producing sufficient industry standard specification of cobalt and nickel sulphate crystals. These marketing products will be required as a part of third party due diligence being completed by potential Strategic Partners (ASX Market Release - 14 June 2018).
Commenting on the pilot plant testing, Ardea Chair Katina Law said:
This is an important step in the development of the Goongarrie Nickel Cobalt Project. Piloting of the proposed Goongarrie flowsheet is the next technical step in the research and development programme and will allow Ardea to produce nickel sulphate and cobalt sulphate under operating conditions that mimic a commercial operation and provide marketing samples for eager battery market end users".
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Mr. Brett Clark Managing Director Ardea Resources Limited Tel: +61-8-6244-5136 Media or Investor Inquiries: Michael Weir Citadel Magnus Tel: +61-8-6160-4900
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