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Mincor gets key state approvals for Cassini nickel project in Western Australia

Nickel-focused Mincor Resources NL received key approvals from the Western Australian government to restart the Cassini nickel project, part of its South Kambalda property.

The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety granted the clearing permit and the mining proposal, including the mine closure plan, the company said Dec. 10.

The State Mining Engineer approved the project management plan, and Main Roads Western Australia greenlighted an access agreement for transporting ore from Cassini to the Kambalda district.

Mincor noted that no federal approvals are required and said its Durkin North and Long nickel operations, part of its Northern Kambalda property, are now fully permitted.

The company expects to deliver a definitive feasibility study and start early preproduction capital works in the March 2020 quarter.

Mincor recently closed a A$30 million placement for Cassini, which hosts 50,400 tonnes of nickel contained within indicated and inferred mineral resource of 1.3 million tonnes grading 4.0% nickel at a cutoff grade of 1% nickel.