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September 13, 2021

Five largest nickel mines in Australia in 2020

By Carmen

Here are the five largest nickel mines by production in Australia, according to GlobalData’s mining database.

1. Murrin Murrin Mine

The Murrin Murrin Mine is a surface mine located in Western Australia. It is owned by Glencore Plc and produced an estimated 36.4 Thousand tonnes of nickel in 2020. The mine will operate until 2042.

2. Nova Bollinger Project

Located in Western Australia, the Nova Bollinger Project is owned by IGO. The underground mine produced an estimated 30.436 Thousand tonnes of nickel in 2020. The mine will operate until 2027.

3. Mount Keith Mine

The Mount Keith Mine is located in Western Australia. It is owned by BHP and produced an estimated 28.61 Thousand tonnes of nickel in 2020. The mine will operate until 2035.

4. Leinster Mine

The Leinster Mine, owned by BHP, is a surface and underground mine located in Western Australia. The mine produced an estimated 23.369 Thousand tonnes of nickel in 2020. The mine will operate until 2033.

5. Ravensthorpe Mine

Owned by First Quantum Minerals, the Ravensthorpe Mine is a surface mine located in Western Australia. It produced an estimated 12.695 Thousand tonnes of nickel in 2020. The mine will operate until 2051.

Methodology:
This information is drawn from GlobalData’s mines and projects database, which tracks all operating and developing mines and projects globally. Verdict’s parent company GlobalData provides business information to 4,000 of the world’s largest companies.

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