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Nickel West gets sustainable with block caving

Mining major BHP said the B11 block cave at its Australian Nickel West operations in Leinster is now fully operational.

BHP expects to recover more than 80,000 tonnes of nickel from B11.

BHP expects to recover more than 80,000 tonnes of nickel from B11.

The relatively new underground mining technique has been described as the subterranean equivalent of open pit mining. Block caving involves undermining an ore body, which facilitates it to collapse under...

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