Australia

Leinster Mine

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Overview

Mine TypeOpen Pit & Underground
StatusActive
Commodities
  • Nickel
Mining Method
  • Truck & Shovel / Loader
  • Sub-level caving
  • Block caving
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SnapshotLeinster underground ceased operations in 2013 and recommenced operations in 2016 with Venus sub-level cave now in operation and B11 block cave developing its undercut and draw points. Rocky’s Reward open-pit mine ceased mining in 2021.
Related AssetNickel West Operation

Owners

SourceSource
CompanyInterestOwnershipInvestor's Info
BHP Group Ltd. 100 % Indirect
BHP Billiton Nickel West Pty Ltd. (operator) 100 % Direct
BHP Billiton Nickel West Pty Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of BHP Group Ltd.

Deposit type

  • Intrusion related
  • Metamorphic

Summary:

Steeply dipping disseminated and massive textured nickel-sulphide mineralisation associated with metamorphosed ultramafic lava flows and intrusions.

BHP Billiton’s Leinster Nickel Operation (LNO) is located 600 km north-east of Perth in the Eastern Goldfields Region of Western Australia. The LNO deposits are situated within the Wiluna Greenstone Belt and the orebodies are hosted in Komatite Ultramafic lava flows.

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Comminution

Crushers and Mills

Milling equipment has not been reported.

Processing

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Production

CommodityUnits202320222021202020192018
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All production numbers are expressed as concentrate.

Operational metrics

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Production Costs

Commodity production costs have not been reported.

Heavy Mobile Equipment

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Personnel

Mine Management

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