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Goro Nickel Project, South Pacific Island of New Caledonia

Location

New Caledonia

Ownership

Vale (69%), Sumic Nickel Netherlands (21%), New Caledonia Provinces (ten percent)

Geology

Laterite and saprolite

Mineral Types

Nickel and cobalt

Reserves

Proven and likely reserves at 124 million tonnes (2010)

Production

60,000t of ore annually / up to 5,000t of cobalt

Mining

Open cast, to a depth of 50-60m

Processing

Fourth-generation hydrometallurgical

Employment

800

Key Equipment

Information unavailable

Featured Suppliers

Komatsu, ABB, Cimprogetti
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