March/April 2009

Technological support for Dumont

By P. Laroche

On October 7, 2008, the CIM Thetford Mines Branch was pleased to host Alger St-Jean, vice president, exploration at Royal Nickel. His presentation on the Dumont project, a major nickel mine project located 20 kilometres west of Amos in the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region, drew over 50 participants.

In 2008, the project received great technological support from the Centre de technologie minérale et de plasturgie (CTMP) in Thetford Mines for establishing a realistic and cost-effective ore processing method. CTMP looks forward to extending its partnership throughout 2009.

Once the metallurgical, environmental and feasibility studies have been completed and all governmental permits obtained, production could begin as early as 2014.

Author Pierre Laroche is the CIM Thetford Mines Branch past chair.

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