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Oman nickel mine could rank among world’s largest

A nickel-laterite mine awarded earlier this year for development could rank among the largest in the world, potentially positioning the Sultanate of Oman as a world-scale producer of nickel – a critical mineral at the heart of the current global transition to clean energy.

In March this year, UK-based strategic minerals miner Knights Bay was awarded a mining concession for Block 21 in the Wilayat of Ibra in North Al Sharqiyah Governorate. Covering an area of 1,444 sq kilometres, the nickel laterite mine is also believed to hold rich deposits of strategic minerals including cobalt, chrome and iron ore, besides nickel.

Link: https://www.zawya.com/en/projects/mining/oman-nickel-mine-could-rank-among-worlds-largest-na6n38yv

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