Canada Nickel’s project in Crawford, Canada has an estimated capacity to produce 120,000mt of nickel sulfide from its open-pit mine, according to the company’s preliminary economic assessment (PEA).
The PEA estimates a total mine life of 25 years with an average annual nickel production of 34,000-42,000mt. The Crawford facility also has the potential to produce 860,000mt of iron and 59,000mt of chrome in by-products.
After 25 years, the mine’s total nickel production is forecasted at 842,000mt, while iron and chrome output is expected to be 21mn mt and 1.5mn mt respectively, noted the company on Tuesday.
Canada Nickel plans to advance the Crawford project to the feasibility study phase that may be completed by 2022.