Canadian Mining Journal


COBALT: Jervois plans for production at Idaho Cobalt in 2021

Site of the Idaho Cobalt operation near Salmon, Idaho. (Image: JDS Mining)

IDAHO – With the eCobalt Solutions merger complete, Jervois Mining of Melbourne, Australia, is making plans for commercial production at the Idaho cobalt operation (ICO) in the second half of 2021. A 12-month construction period is anticipated.

Jervois is assembling a team to produce a feasibility study for the ICO. A summer drill program will provide information to support final tests, to enhance geological confidence of the resource, and for a 1,090-t/d concentrator. Jervois expects the concentrator to be equipped with SAG milling.

At the same time, Jervois intends to undertake a scoping study of producing refined cobalt and copper from ICO concentrate. Such a refinery in the state would improve project economics, increase investment, and provide skilled jobs.

Both studies are to be complete in Q1 2010.

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