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Trace element analysis of leach residue from the Kwinana nickel refinery


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 Details

Item Type:Consultants Report
Keywords:LA-ICPMS, nickel
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Geochemistry
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)
ID Code:112080
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:CODES ARC
Deposited On:2016-10-26
Last Modified:2016-10-31

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