Canadian Mining Journal


COBALT: Dundee begins pilot tests for eCobalt’s Idaho cobalt project

QUEBEC – Dundee Sustainable Technologies has begun pilot tests on a three-tonne bulk sample from the Idaho cobalt project (ICP) 40 km west of Salmon. Owner eCobalt Solutions of Vancouver has taken the project to the advanced exploration stage.

Dundee’s arsenic removal process involves the creation of vitrified arsenic containing 20% arsenious oxide.

The pilot tests are focused on the removal of arsenic to <0.5% from ICP concentrates using Dundee’s pyrolysis approach. The results will provide eCobalt with feasibility level detailed engineering data with which to examine costs and sizing options for a production facility. The tests will be done in Dundee’s Thetford Mines, Que., labs.

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