Production commenced at Lanfranchi in 2005 with the mine supplying ore to BHP Billiton's Kambalda mill where it was toll processed. All of the resultant concentrate was purchased by BHP. In August 2015 seismic activity at the Lanfranchi operations forced owner operator Panoramic Resources to suspend mining at its Deacon and Jury-Metcalfe deposits. Due to the limited ore remaining at Deacon and the low nickel price environment Panoramic decided to make 80 positions redundant at Lanfranchi. Mining continued from the Lanfranchi deposit and development activities progressed to establish access to the Lower Schmitz deposit until mid-September when the company announced another 32 redundancies and suspension of all mining activities.
The mine was placed on care and maintenance until further notice.
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Asset report | Dec 2016
Lanfranchi - Closed nickel operation
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