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Anaconda Nickel Ltd Nickel and Cobalt Mine

Producer of

Nickel and cobalt


Western Australia


Minara Resources Ltd (60%), Glencore International (40%)

Geology type


Mineral type

Lateritic nickel and cobalt ores

Reserve base

145Mt at 1.07% Ni and 0.085% Co

Annual production

31,524 t Ni and 2,096 t Co (2006)

Mining method

Open pit

Processing method

Crushing and pressure acid leaching, with solvent extraction and hydrogen reduction of metals



Open pit

Caterpillar haul trucks

Hitachi hydraulic excavators

Recovery plant

Sherritt International acid leach process

Warman International pumps

Engineering contractor

Fluor Daniel

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