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Norilsk Nickel resumes on Australian mines

19 June 2011
Norilsk Nickel resumes on Australian mines

Russian mining and metallurgical company «Norilsk Nickel» defrost enterprises in Australia, work on which was stopped in 2009. The first plant has resumed production of Nickel concentrate in the continent, became beneficiation plant Lake Johnston — reported the experts of the press service of the organization. Its facilities are located 540 kilometers from the capital of Western Australia, Perth (South-West mainland). Raw materials the company provides the sulphide underground mine Maggie Hays and the products are delivered to the Finnish refinery Nickel Harjavalta NN (one of the most effective deceleration factories in the industry).

In a press release MMC Norilsk Nickel

the capacities of the mine and

beneficiation plant Lake Johnston designed

for processing about half a million

tons of ore per year. According to forecasts of experts,

by the end of 2011 on the equipment

the concentrator will be made

25 thousand tons of concentrate, and by the summer of next

year Lake Johnston will be able to go on the volume

production at its design capacity.

Other Australian mines

the company (Black Swan and Cawse) can run

in 2012. Currently initiated

the process of studying the feasibility

justification for their thawing.

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