Our Business

We produce two types of nickel ore, namely saprolite ore and limonite ore. Saprolite ore is nickel ore with iron content of less than 20% while limonite ore is nickel ore with iron content of 20% or higher.

Product Mix

We ship two types of saprolite ore: high-grade and mid-grade. High-grade saprolite ore has a nickel content of about 1.8% while mid-grade saprolite ore has a nickel content of between 1.3 to 1.6%.

Most of our high grade saprolite ore were sold to Pacific Metals Co., Ltd. (PAMCO), who use the material as feed for its ferronickel smelter. Our mid-grade saprolite ore were sold to Japanese and Chinese clients. Our Chinese clients use the material as feed for electric furnaces for production of high-and medium-grade NPI.

We sell three types of limonite ore: mid-grade, high-iron, and low-grade. Mid-grade limonite ore has a nickel content of between 1.2 to 1.25% and an iron content of 37 to 40%. High-iron limonite ore has a nickel content of less than 1.0% and an iron content of 48 to 50%. Low-grade limonite ore has a nickel content of 1.0 to 1.2% and an iron content of at least 30%.

Our mid-grade limonite ore were sold to Chinese customers who use the material as feed for blast furnaces for production of medium- and low-grade NPI. Our high-iron limonite ore were sold to Chinese customers who use the material as feed for blast furnaces for production of low-grade NPI. Finally, low-grade limonite ore from Taganito and Rio Tuba were utilized as feed for the Taganito and Coral Bay HPAL plants, respectively.

Production Structure

Operations (Map of Mineral Properties and Energy Project)

Operational Sites