Focus on nickel in Western Australia

Since the discovery of high-grade nickel deposits at Kambalda by Western Mining Corp almost 50 years ago in 1966, Western Australia continues to be a significant force in the global picture of the nickel-cobalt industry. The industry has gone through a series of boom-bust cycles which involved periods of rapid growth, downturns forcing mine closures, and new discoveries followed by new developments

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Mt Keith nickel mine in Western Australia. Image: Thiess

The past 20 years have seen significant changes in the nickel sulphide industry with new mines brought into production, and the growth of a new nickel-cobalt industry based on application of new