Metminco to try laterite nickel venture in Solomon Islands

METMINCO is aiming to try its hand at direct shipping of nickel laterite ore from the Solomon Islands with a planned scrip deal to acquire the Jejevo project.

Metminco to try laterite nickel venture in Solomon Islands Metminco to try laterite nickel venture in Solomon Islands Metminco to try laterite nickel venture in Solomon Islands Metminco to try laterite nickel venture in Solomon Islands Metminco to try laterite nickel venture in Solomon Islands

Jejevo pictured during a 2011 site visit

The project was previously held by BHP and Sumitomo, with Metminco flagging an exploration target of approximately 10-15 million tonnes grading about 1.1%-1.3% nickel.

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