Atmospheric Tank Leaching


Following a comprehensive metallurgical test work campaign undertaken by AFE, which demonstrated that the Dutwa principle ores were ameanable to ATL, Blackdown has chosen to persure this proven methodology. This process is also more favourable to the overall project economic and operating environment.

ATL is reportedly achieving recent success at the Ravensthorpe mine, owned & operated by First Quantum, in Western Australia. First Quantum released information in the first quarter 2012 on the Ravensthorpe’s operation, which showed the ATL plant performing above design capacity after being brought back into operation as. It is important to note that the problems Ravensthorpe experienced when previously owned by BHP Billiton were not related to the ATL plant. It is also under consideration for use at Eramet’s Weda Bay project in Indonesia.

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