Gilbert, S and Goemann, K and Meffre, S, Trace element analysis of leach residue from the Kwinana nickel refinery, Alpha Fine Chemicals, Australia (2016) [Consultants Report]
Analytical Aims: To determine the trace element concentrations in a range of minerals from a leach residue sample, with emphasis on the deportment of Ni, Co, Cu, Au, Ag, Pt and Pd.
Summary: The leach residue consists of a range of Fe‐oxide and Fe‐hydroxide phases (total 99 wt%) which are the main source of Ni and Co. Minor covellite (0.2 wt%) is the main host for Au and Ag (average concentrations 28 and 6,300 ppm respectively). A range of NiFeCu‐sulphides are present (total 0.06 wt%) and are the major source of Pt and Pd (average of all sulphides 8.7 and 163 ppm respectively).
|Item Type:||Consultants Report|
|Research Division:||Earth Sciences|
|Research Field:||Inorganic geochemistry|
|Objective Division:||Mineral Resources (Excl. Energy Resources)|
|Objective Group:||Primary mining and extraction of minerals|
|Objective Field:||Primary mining and extraction of minerals not elsewhere classified|
|UTAS Author:||Gilbert, S (Ms Sarah Gilbert)|
|UTAS Author:||Goemann, K (Dr Karsten Goemann)|
|UTAS Author:||Meffre, S (Dr Sebastien Meffre)|
|Deposited By:||CODES ARC|
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