News from the mine

News from the mine

December

2017

Operating permit to research extraction process granted by Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority

18.12.2017

The Finnish Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK) has granted Terrafame a permit for a laboratory trial to research the extraction process of recovering uranium. The same research will also cover the recovery of rare earth elements. Terrafame is p...

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November

2017

Exploratory drilling starts in secondary leaching area

23.11.2017

Terrafame is performing exploratory drilling in its secondary leaching area, i.e. in a second stage bioleaching area. Drilling and analysis will enable the investigation of how metals have leached from the ore at the first heap from three layers stacked s...

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August

2017

Test operations on the dumping and possible utilisation of waste rock have begun

15.8.2017

Terrafame has begun research into the leaching and behaviour of waste rock during dumping. The aim of the research is to collect data for the planning and inspection of base structures in waste rock areas and to investigate the possibilities of financiall...

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June

2017

Terrafame starts to productise copper

28.6.2017

A multi-metal company Terrafame Ltd. will launch industrial-scale testing at its plant located in Sotkamo to explore the productisation of copper. Research activities are geared towards reducing the consumption of hydrogen sulphide currently used in produ...

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Terrafame is preparing laboratory-scale extraction trial of rare earth elements and uranium

21.6.2017

Terrafame Ltd. is preparing trial extraction of rare earth elements and uranium. The purpose of the laboratory scale trial is to gain information about the functioning of the solvent extraction process. The company is constantly engaged in various trial a...

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