There are more than 186 nickel mines in operation globally, of which 127 are in Indonesia, according to GlobalData’s mines and projects database. The following are the five largest nickel mines by production in Indonesia in 2022, according to GlobalData’s mining database, which tracks more than 33,000 mines and projects from early exploration to closure across more than 150 countries and over 100 commodities. Buy the latest mine-site profiles here.

1. Sorowako Mine

The Sorowako Mine is a surface mine located in South Sulawesi. It is owned by Vale and produced an estimated 77.27 thousand tonnes of nickel in 2022. The mine will operate until 2045. Buy the profile here.

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2. Weda Bay Project

Located in Maluku, the Weda Bay Project is owned by Tsingshan Holding Group. The surface mine produced an estimated 40 thousand tonnes of nickel in 2022. The mine will operate until 2069. Buy the profile here.

3. Asera Project

The Asera Project is located in South East Sulawesi. It is owned by Solway Investment Group and produced an estimated 29.16 thousand tonnes of nickel in 2022. Buy the profile here.

4. Pomalaa Mine

The Pomalaa Mine, owned by Mining Industry Indonesia, is a surface mine located in South East Sulawesi. The mine produced an estimated 23.72 thousand tonnes of nickel in 2022. Buy the profile here.

5. Bahoomahi Mine

Owned by Solway Investment Group, the Bahoomahi Mine is a surface mine located in Central Sulawesi. It produced an estimated 20.52 thousand tonnes of nickel in 2022. Buy the profile here.

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