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(11)    Patent No :    AP 2247    (73) Applicant(s)       
(21)    Application No :    AP/P/2010/005117    ELECTROWINNING RESOURCES LIMITED, Bankfield Road,       
            Tyldesley, Manchester, M29 8QH,       
                   
(22)    Filing Date :    27.06.2008    United Kingdom       
(24)    Date of Grant &    04.07.2011           
                   
(45)    Publication :

(30)    Priority Data            (72) Inventors   
    (33) Country    (31) Number    (32) Date    LILLO Alejandro, Chile   
    GB    0712624.6    29.06.2007    CALVIN Roy, United Kingdom   
                   
                (74) Representative   
(84)    Designated State           
                   
    ZM            FISHER CORMACK & BOTHA   
                   
(51)    International    Classification    C22B 3/00 (2006.01)    C22B 3/02 (2006.01)   
            C22B 3/26 (2006.01)    C22B 15/00 (2006.01)   
(54)    Title

Extraction of metal from metal ore.

(57)    Abstract

A settler tank for a solution used as part of a process to extract metal from metal ore, the settler tank being dimensioned such that it may be transported by a conventional truck and trailer. A settler tank for an ore extraction process, the settler tank being provided with a plurality of receiving means arranged to receive one or more flow regulators or flow distributors at different locations within the settler tank. More in particular, a plurality of similar settler tanks is provided for use in a solvent extraction process connected to one another and arranged in a modular ore extraction plant.

(56)    Documents Cited :    US 2007/084808 A1    US 2006/107978 A1    US 4 218 311 A    EP 0 274 113 A

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