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Sudbury INO Operation

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Overview

Mine TypeUnderground
Commodities
  • Nickel
  • Copper
  • Cobalt
  • Platinum
  • Palladium
  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Rhodium
Mining Method
  • Cut & Fill
  • Blast Hole Stoping
  • Longhole stoping
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ShapshotSudbury Integrated Nickel Operations (Sudbury INO) include two underground mines (Fraser and Nickel Rim South), Strathcona Mill and the Sudbury Smelter.

Onaping Depth Mine project is under construction and expected to be in operation by 2025. Once complete, Onaping Depth mine will become a primary source of nickel ore for Sudbury mill and smelter operations for years to come.

The Strathcona Mill receives ore from the two mines as well as third-party custom feed ores. The Sudbury Smelter processes the nickel-copper concentrate as well as custom feed materials to produce a nickel matte, which is sent to port facilities in Quebec City, and from there to Glencore’s refinery in Norway.
Related AssetOnaping Depth Project

Owners

SourceSource
CompanyInterestOwnership
Glencore plc. 100 % Indirect
Glencore Canada Corp. (operator) 100 % Direct
All land holdings in Sudbury covering existing Ore Reserves are patented and 100% owned by Glencore.

Deposit type

  • Vein / narrow vein

Summary:

Sulphide deposits sit on broadly defined trends of mineralisation along basal brecciated rocks of the Sudbury Igneous Complex as pentlandite-pyrrhotite chalcopyrite rich concentrations as well as within the underlying footwall in fractured pathways as chalcopyrite dominated polymetallic (Cu, Ni, Au, Ag, Pt, Pd) vein-style sulphides. The total Mineral Reserve tonnage increased from 2016 due to the addition of the Onaping Depth deposit.

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Comminution

Crushers and Mills

Milling equipment has not been reported.

Processing

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Production

CommodityProductUnits20232022202120202019201820172016
Nickel Metal in concentrate kt  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe0.5 *0.5 *0.5 *0.6 *
Nickel Metal kt  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe60*60*57*66*
Copper Metal in concentrate kt  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe28*27*28*35*
Copper Metal kt  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe16*14*16*17*
Cobalt Metal kt  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe0.7*0.9*0.8*1*
Platinum koz  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe51*58*75*90*
Palladium koz  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe112*119*136*173*
Gold koz  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe29*29*32*37*
Silver koz  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe507*464*653*624*
Rhodium koz  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe4*4*6*6*
* Combined production for Raglan Mine and Sudbury INO Operation

Operational metrics

Metrics202320222021202020192018201720162015
Ore tonnes mined  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe1,986,719 t2,002,221 t1,955,548 t2,000,416 t1,803,343 t
Tonnes milled  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe2,114,311 t2,010,354 t2,005,200 t2,054,200 t
Annual milling capacity  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe2.75 Mt

Production Costs

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Financials

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Heavy Mobile Equipment

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Personnel

Mine Management

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