Miitel was Mincor’s first nickel mine, purchased from WMC as part of a joint venture in 2000. Mincor has owned 100% of Miitel since 2003. Historical production from Miitel between 2000 and 2016 totalled 2.5Mt of ore at 2.9% Ni for 72,000t of contained nickel.
The mine was placed on care and maintenance in February 2016 following a prolonged period of low nickel prices.
The DFS mine plan involves dewatering and rehabilitation of the mine prior to the commencement of underground extraction of the South Miitel and Burnett deposits, accessing the orebodies through the existing Miitel portal and workings to extract 0.4Mt of ore at a nickel grade of 2.5%.