Yakabindie Nickel Project

Proposal description: 

The proposed Yakabindie minesite is located within the lease area of the Yakabindie Pastoral Station approximately 5 kilometres east of the main Leinster to Wiluna road.

An open cut mine is proposed to be developed at the site to produce approximately 6 million tonnes of low grade nickel sulphide ore per annum and 25 million tonnes of waste rock per annum. Mining will be carried out using conventional large-capacity diesel powered earthmoving equipment such as excavators, haul trucks and bulldozers.

The site oi the pit is located across the Jones Creek drainage system which is the major drainage system in the area. During the pre-production period, a bundwall and spillway diversion will be constructed on the eastern side of the pit to contain and divert run-off in Jones Creek around the pit. Water behind the bundwall will drain through a channel cut to re-enter a tributary of Jones Creek a distance of some 200 metres downstream of the pit.

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Last updated: 
December 4, 1990
Current Status: 
Ministerial Statement published
Ministerial Statement published
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