Cobalt Confirmed Recoverable In
The platinum group metals platinum, palladium, rhodium, iridium, osmium and ruthenium together with silver and gold generally occur in nature associated with the major base metals iron, copper, nickel and cobalt and a wide range of minor elements such as lead, tellurium, selenium and arsenic, and both technical and commercial considerations demand that the individual platinum group metals be.A) Copper, if present in commercial quantities, by solvent extraction. b) Iron and aluminum by hydrolysis with limestone or lime, and filtering. c) Last traces of copper, plus any zinc or cadmium present, by H2S precipitation and filtering. The resultant solution containing nickel, cobalt.