, Volume 30, Issue 11, pp 30–35 | Cite as

Nickel Extraction from Reduction-Roasted Laterite Ores by Copper Sulfate Leaching

  • P. A. Distin
Technical Article


As an alternative to the smelting of nickel sulfides, nickel may be leached from laterite by copper sulfate solutions. The copper sulfate can be regenerated to form a continuous part of the process, leading to economic and environmental advantages.


Xanthate Copper Sulfate Metallic Nickel Leach Residue Copper Recovery 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. A. Distin
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mining and Metallurgical EngineeringMcGill UniversityMontrealCanada

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