Queensland Nickel Overview
Queensland Nickel operates the Palmer Nickel and Cobalt Refinery which is located 25 kilometres north-west of Townsville, in Queensland, Australia. Queensland Nickel is a leader in the production and marketing of high quality nickel and cobalt and our environmental and quality assurance systems are ISO certified. The Palmer Nickel and Cobalt Refinery processes nickel and cobalt-bearing laterite ores purchased from third party mines in New Caledonia, Indonesia and the Philippines. The Nickel ore is dried, ground, roasted and leached in an ammonia solution to extract the nickel and cobalt in the processing plant. Nickel and cobalt are then separated and further refined in the metal refining area to produce products for sale in the global market.
Source: this is an extract from the company’s own website