Sunday, October 4, 2009

Hazelwood Resources considers Big Hill downstream processing

2 October 2009  

HAZELWOOD Resources says it will consider the downstream processing options at the proposed Big Hill development in Western Australia.

The group is conducting a pre-feasibility study into a proposed mining and processing operation with an annual production capacity of about 200,000 metric tonne units of tungsten concentrate.

The company made the decision to look in to mineral processing options following consultation with tungsten industry participants who indicated that looking at the merits of producing tungsten intermediate products was the way to go.

According to Hazelwood, it has become evident that the depth in the market for intermediate products such as ammonium paratungstate (APT) presents a better opportunity than raw concentrate alone. Consequently, the Big Hill pre-feasibility will now incorporate APT into the potential Big Hill product mix.

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