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Raglan Nickel Copper Mine, Quebec

Producer of

Nickel and copper


Northern Quebec, Canada


Xstrata plc (85%)

Geology type

Ultramafic complexes: peridotites and gabbros

Mineral type

Nickel and copper sulphides

Reserve base

14.85Mt grading 2.8% Ni and 0.77% Cu (proven and probable) (2005)

Annual production

934,000t ore; 22,224t nickel; 5,842t copper; 525t cobalt metal (2005)

Mining method

Conventional open pit and mechanised cut-and-fill underground

Processing method

Crushing, grinding and flotation to produce nickel-copper concentrate for smelting and refining elsewhere



Open pit

Caterpillar haulers

Open pit mining contractor

Kiewit-Nuvumuit joint venture

Ore processing

Svedala filter presses

Construction contractor


Camp construction

Atco Structures

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