Montero assembles new mineral processing team for Wigu Hill

first_imgMontero Mining and Exploration has assembled a highly experienced team of mineral processing and chemical engineers including Geoff Skelton, former head of development at the Impala Platinum hydrometallurgical refinery and Richard Amata, former Senior Chemist with Molycorp Minerals. The team is comprised of in-house employees and consultants to support the development of a rare earth metals separation refinery to process ore material from the Wigu Hill Rare Earth Element (REE) project in Tanzania.Tony Harwood, President and Chief Executive Officer of Montero commented: “Montero’s new engineering team will lead and support Mintek’s mineral processing and hydrometallurgical optimisation process to a feasibility study and eventually construction of a process plant and refinery operation. The team have a proven track record in minerals processing and hydrometallurgical test work, process design, feasibility, construction and production operations and will be key in achieving our plan to fast-track mining and production of rare earths from the Wigu Hill project in Tanzania. Securing the right team to fast track development of the mine and refinery is a crucial step towards production at Wigu Hill.”last_img read more


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