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June 3, 2022updated 13 Jun 2022 10:06am

Five largest nickel mines in Australia in 2021

By Carmen

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

1. Mount Keith Mine

The Mount Keith Mine is a surface mine located in Western Australia. It is owned by BHP and produced an estimated 38.6 Thousand Tonnes of nickel in 2021. The mine will operate until 2037.

2. Murrin Murrin Mine

Located in Western Australia, the Murrin Murrin Mine is owned by Glencore Plc. The surface mine produced an estimated 30.1 Thousand Tonnes of nickel in 2021. The mine will operate until 2042.

3. Nova Bollinger Project

The Nova Bollinger Project is located in Western Australia. It is owned by IGO and produced an estimated 29 Thousand Tonnes of nickel in 2021. The mine will operate until 2027.

4. Ravensthorpe Mine

The Ravensthorpe Mine, owned by First Quantum Minerals, is a surface mine located in Western Australia. The mine produced an estimated 28.6 Thousand Tonnes of nickel in 2021. The mine will operate until 2051.

5. Leinster Mine

Owned by BHP, the Leinster Mine is a surface and underground mine located in Western Australia. It produced an estimated 20.9 Thousand Tonnes of nickel in 2021. The mine will operate until 2033.

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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