West Musgrave Copper and Nickel Project

Proposal description: 

OZ Minerals Musgrave Operations Pty Ltd propose to develop the West Musgrave Copper and Nickel Project, located in the West Musgrave Ranges of Western Australia,  approximately 1,300 km north-east of Perth near to the intersection of the borders between Western Australia, South Australia and the Northern Territory. The nearest towns include the Indigenous Communities of Jameson (Mantamaru) 26 km north, Blackstone (Papulankutja) 50 km east, and Warburton (Milyirrtjarra) 110 km west of the proposal. 

The proposal includes the development of two copper and nickel deposits via two open pits, with processing facilities, a borefield, temporary and permanent waste landforms, a tailings storage facility, accommodation, airstrip and power infrastructure.  

The proposal would require the clearing of up to 3,830 ha of native vegetation within a Development Envelope of 20,852 ha. The proposed mine life is 26 years.

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Last updated: 
April 15, 2024
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Ministerial Statement published
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