Tati nickel Project
Tati nickel
Country Botswana 
Latitude / Longitude 21 S 21 / 27 E 42
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Produces Copper - Nickel -
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Risk and valuation analysis of the Tati nickel Project
Status Risk : Production
Country Risk : Moderate
Title(s) of the Tati nickel Project
Norilsk Nickel
Owner: 85%
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MMC Norilsk Nickel acquired the 85% stake in Tati Nickel as a result of the acquisition of LionOre Mining International Ltd on July 1, 2007. Botswana Government holds 15% of Tati Nickel.
Location of the Tati nickel Project
The project is located 30 km east of Francistown in Botswana. The Tati Nickel operation comprises the Phoenix open pit mine, a 12Mtpa Dense Media Separation (DMS) plant, a 5Mtpa concentrator, the Activox® Demonstration Plant and the Selkirk deposit.  more...
History of the Tati nickel Project
Tati Nickel was formed in 1988. Mining commenced at the Selkirk underground mine in 1989 and at the Phoenix open pit in 1995. LionOre aquired an initial interest in 1996, which was increased to 85% in 2002 following the purchase of Anglo American's 44.5% interest.
Geology of the Tati nickel Project
The Phoenix mineralization is a co-magmatic sulphide deposit hosted by a meta-gabbroic intrusion. Mineralization is comprised of a series of stacked sub-parallel, sub-horizontal, discontinuous massive sulphide lenses, in association with meta-gabbro  more...
Production history
COPPER (lbs)25,121,674
NICKEL (lbs)33,353,735
PALLADIUM (oz)53,571
PLATINUM (oz)8,657
Data last updated on : 9/6/2006
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