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Raglan Nickel Copper Mine, Quebec

Producer of

Nickel and copper

Location

Northern Quebec, Canada

Ownership

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

Employment

470

Open pit

Caterpillar haulers

Open pit mining contractor

Kiewit-Nuvumuit joint venture

Ore processing

Svedala filter presses

Construction contractor

Bechtel

Camp construction

Atco Structures
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