Ferronickel is vital importance to modern society. It is because ferronickel is main feedstock in stainless steel production. Without stainless steel, we would not be able to enjoy many of the things that we take for granted, such as stainless steel appliances in our home and workplaces and computer.
There are two types of nickel ore on earth: nickel sulfide ore at the subtropical area and nickel oxide ore at the tropical area. Nickel oxide ore is usually called laterite, which represents 61% nickel ore on earth and 40% of world is in the form of laterite. (more…)