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MINERAL PROCESSING – Canadian patent granted to Jaguar Nickel

TORONTO - Canada's Commissioner of Patents has granted JAGUAR NICKEL patent No. 2,467,288 for its atmospheric chlor...


TORONTO – Canada’s Commissioner of Patents has granted JAGUAR NICKEL patent No. 2,467,288 for its atmospheric chloride leach process (ACLP). The process recovers metals from material containing base metal oxides. Patent protection of the ACLP runs until May 13, 2024.

A 2004 pilot campaign of the ACLP recovered in the neighbourhood of 87% of the nickel and 85% of the cobalt from material grading 1.3-1.4% Ni, 0.03-0.05% Co, 21-25% Fe and 6.5-7.6% Mg.

Jaguar sold its Guatemalan nickel exploration project to BHP Billiton in January 2006. The two companies are active in sulphide nickel exploration in Nunavut and the Northwest Territories. Visit www.JaguarNickel.com for the latest news.


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