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Sorowako Mine (PT International Nickel mine; Soroaka Mine; Soroako Mine), Sorowako (Soroako), Sulawesi Selatan Province (South Sulawesi Province), Sulawesi (Celebes), Indonesia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 2° 32' 45'' South , 121° 21' 9'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -2.54598,121.35274
Owned/operated by:Vale SA (59.3%)
Köppen climate type:Af : Tropical rainforest climate


A nickel mine, lateritic ore.
An open-pit nickel mine.

Lateritic nickel ore is extracted at the mine and transformed into nickel matte.


Commodity List

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Mineral List


2 valid minerals.

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Paleogene
23.03 - 66 Ma



ID: 1383899
Paleogene plutonic rocks

Age: Paleogene (23.03 - 66 Ma)

Description: Ophiolite;OPHIOLITE

Comments: Deep-seated to high-level intrusions are included. Many charnockites, anorthosites, and large ophiolites, classified as plutons, are distinguished in the database using the SIGNIF item. Ophiolites were classified as plutons, even where remnants may be extrusive and/or sedimentary.

Lithology: Plutonic rocks

Reference: Geological Survey of Canada. Generalized geological map of the world and linked databases. doi:10.4095/195142. Open File 2915d. [18]

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References

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Mining Annual Review (1985): 400.
Sufriadin, S. (2012). Thermal and Infrared Studies of Garnierite from the Soroako Nickeliferous Laterite Deposit, Sulawesi, Indonesia. Indonesian Journal of Geology, 7(2).

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