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Yakabindie nickel project



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Report summary

When BHP purchased WMC, Yakabindie was considered to be one of the projects under consideration for development. At that time a dedicated mill was proposed to treat around 5Mt/a ore with the potential to add an additional milling circuit at Mount Keith to treat both existing stockpiles at Mount Keith and higher talc ores from Yakabindie. The inclusion of this second option would have seen mining rates at Yakabindie increase to around 14Mt/a. The project was mothballed at the time of the global economic crisis, in part due to the estimated capex of around $1.1 billion. It now appears that Yakabindie may provide replacement ore on exhaustion of Mount Keith early in the next decade.

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