OZ positive about Hydromet trial

Demonstration-scale hydrometallurgical removal of contaminants from Prominent Hill copper concentrate has given mine owner OZ Minerals confidence the process can be used to improve the economics of its proposed US$2.5 billion Carrapateena project, also in South Australia.

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Flowsheet diagram for the proposed Carrapateena copper plant in South Australia

OZ said a 19-week Hydromet demonstration plant trial produced a significant upgrade of Prominent Hill copper in concentrate while cutting impurities to “well below penalisable levels”.