Southern Hemisphere Mining Limited has released an updated overview of the Los Pumas Manganese Project in Chile.
- The company (SUH) engaging technical specialists to guide process and development option studies for the use of Los Pumas ore in Nickel Cobalt Manganese (NCM) batteries or similar, aimed at the EV Battery market.
- SUH target is to provide manganese ores to produce High Purity Manganese Sulphate Monohydrate (HPMSM) plus option for up to three additional products. SUH released a Flowsheet analysis on HPMSM for Los Pumas here.
- Manganese is used in the vast majority of NCM batteries. HPMSM is currently the lowest cost NCM cathode metal and lowers the cost of batteries.
- SUH strives to produce Carbon Neutral Manganese for HPMSM or similar.
The Los Pumas Manganese Project is 100% SUH owned and has a mineral resource estimate of 23.7Mt @ 7.81% Mn (4% Mn COG) – (ASX release 25 March 2011 – Resources & ASX 2 February 2011 – PEA).
Southern Hemisphere Mining Limited is a successful copper-gold explorer in Chile, the world’s leading copper producing country and one of the most prospective regions of the world for major new copper discoveries.