SMM to Explore Nickel in Solomon Islands

12 December 2010 (Last Updated December 12th, 2010 18:30)

Sumitomo Metal Mining has acquired nickel exploration rights for three mining districts of the Solomon Islands through an international tender, opened by the Government of the Solomon Islands. Located in the archipelago's Isabel Province, the mining zones include San Jorge, Takata and Je

Sumitomo Metal Mining has acquired nickel exploration rights for three mining districts of the Solomon Islands through an international tender, opened by the Government of the Solomon Islands.

Located in the archipelago's Isabel Province, the mining zones include San Jorge, Takata and Jejevo.

The exploratory project is part of the firm's 2009 three-year business plan, which aims to produce 150,000t of nickel a year.