MISSISSAUGA, Ontario The pilot plant testing JAGUAR NICKEL's proprietary atmospheric chloride leach process is up and running. The process has applications in the processing of nickel laterite ores. Following successful testing with water, the plant began testing saprolite on Nov. 17. The pilot plant is located at PROCESS RESEARCH ORTECH.
Jaguar has several objectives for the pilot campaign. Besides metallurgical results, the campaign will provide samples of nickel-cobalt hydroxide for potential customers to evaluate. Results will be used for creation of the environmental impact statement. Equipment suppliers can also examine the process and test their equipment.
Jaguar is concentrating its efforts on nickel laterite properties in Guatemala. The most advanced of these is Sechol. Jaguar (formerly named Chesbar) recently raised $25 million toward the project. More information is available at www.jaguarnickel.com.