Snowden successfully completes PFS for Horizonte Minerals plc
Araguaia nickel laterite project in Brazil
Snowden have successfully delivered an NI43-101 compliant prefeasibility study (PFS) for the Araguaia nickel laterite project in Brazil for Horizonte Minerals plc. The study involved combining feed from seven separate deposits spread over 20 km to one central processing plant, utilising Rotary Kiln Electric Furnace (RKEF) processing technology. The project will produce approximate 15 ktpa of nickel, sold as part of a 20% ferro-nickel alloy.
Snowden, with its partners Prime Resources and IGEO, were responsible for geology, mining engineering, geotechnical, metallurgy, hydrology, process engineering, financial evaluation and overall project management. The project was delivered on time and on budget to allow Horizonte to meet reporting requirements.