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Tech Project advancement
Pure Minerals subsidiary Queensland Pacific Metals Pty Ltd (QPM) has been making steady progress with the TECH Project aimed at establishing a value-adding metals processing facility in the Queensland city of Townsville.
Pilot plant activities are progressing as planned at ALS Global Hydrometallurgy Centre of Excellence in Perth with final pilot plant flowsheet details agreed and assembly underway.
A pilot project management team comprising representatives from ALS Global, CSIRO, Direct Nickel and QPM has been established and the team is holding weekly meetings to monitor progress.
Further progress has come by way of an iron collaboration with Sun Metals, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Korea Zinc, to undertake agglomeration work on a haematite by-product.