Australia

Lanfranchi Mine

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Overview

Mine TypeUnderground
StageRestarting
Commodities
  • Nickel
  • Copper
Mining Method
  • Open stoping
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SnapshotLanfranchi mine is in ‘Ready State’ for Restart. The mine has been dewatered, ventilated and is in a ready state. All approvals are in place to recommence production.

Aggressive exploration is underway to support a restart of production.

Development study to a PFS standard is now underway.

Owners

SourceSource
CompanyInterestOwnership
Tembo Capital Group 50 % Indirect
Black Mountain Resources 50 % Indirect
The Lanfranchi Nickel Mine (LNM), located within mineral lease ML15/346, ML15/347, ML15/377, ML 15/385, ML 15/386, ML 15/387, ML 15/388, ML 15/486, ML 15/487, ML 15/493 and mining lease M 15/473.

LNM tenements were previously held by BHP Billiton Nickel West (BHP Nickel West) and subleased to LNM. In October 2010, ownership of the tenements was transferred into the names of Cherish Metals Pty Ltd.

Black Mountain Metals Pty Ltd (BMM, now Black Mountain Resources) purchased Cherish Metals Pty Ltd from the previous owner, Panoramic Resources, in December 2018. Cherish Metals Pty Ltd, including LNM, is a 100% wholly owned subsidiary of BMM.

October 05, 2021 – Black Mountain Metals and the Tembo Capital Group are pleased to announce that the two groups have created a strategic partnership to jointly advance the Lanfranchi nickel sulphide mine in Western Australia.

As part of the transaction, Black Mountain sold a 50% ownership interest in Lanfranchi to Tembo Capital.

Deposit type

  • Magmatic

Summary:

High-grade nickel sulphide deposits at Lanfranchi occur as ribbon-like shoots at the base of high magnesium komatiite lava flows or channels. The shoots and high-magnesium lava flows occupy channel structures developed in the underlying Lunnon (footwall) basalt. Above the high-magnesium komatiite flows is a thick sequence of progressively less magnesium-rich komatiite flows. Ten channel structures are recognised at Lanfranchi of which six have been mined historically.

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Mining Methods

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Comminution

Crushers and Mills

Milling equipment has not been reported.

Summary:

The nickel ore is trucked and treated at BHP Billiton Nickel West's Kambalda nickel concentrator under an Ore Tolling and Concentrate Purchase Agreement.

Processing

Summary:

The nickel ore is trucked and treated at BHP Billiton Nickel West's Kambalda nickel concentrator under an Ore Tolling and Concentrate Purchase Agreement.

Recoveries & Grades:

CommodityParameter20162015
Nickel Head Grade, % 2.332.26

Production

CommodityUnits20162015
All production numbers are expressed as metal in concentrate.

Operational metrics

Metrics20162015
Ore tonnes mined 43,692 t468,491 t

Production Costs

Commodity production costs have not been reported.

Heavy Mobile Equipment

Fleet data has not been reported.

Personnel

Mine Management

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