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Morrison Deposit | Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

Location: Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
Type of Mine: Underground
Ownership: 100%
Type of Ore Body: Footwall/Contact Ni
Primary Metal: Cu
Secondary Metals: Ni, Pt, Pd & Au
Status: In Operation

The original Levack copper-nickel mine was discovered in 1887, with first production in 1915. After 100 years of operation, the mine was closed in 1997 and put under care and maintenance. KGHM International acquired the Levack property in March 2002 and commercial production began in January 2007.

Continuing exploration work on the Levack property resulted in the discovery of the Morrison Deposit in February 2005. Nickel mining in the old Levack mine workings was halted in late 2009, while mining of the high-grade Morrison Deposit continues. Access and mining operations on the Morrison Deposit are now carried out from the adjoining Craig Mine under a cooperation agreement with Xstrata.

KGHM International and the Environment:

  • Ore is handled, processed and stored on lined containment pads. Any runoff from these pads is collected and diverted underground.
  • Storm water management systems are in place, which collect potentially impacted site runoff water and divert it to a surface pond which discharges to the underground workings.
  • Since we operate close to communities we use a combination of water and dust suppressants to control dust emissions on a as needed basis. Surface crushers are fully enclosed to control dust emissions as well. Crushed ore is transported offsite in covered haul trucks.

KGHM International in the Community:

KGHMI Sudbury management team is committed to benefiting the community in a number of ways:

  • Influencing Ontario mining and being a strong presence in the Ontario Mining Association.
  • Being active with the Workplace Safety North (WSN, formally MASHA). The Sudbury team was influential in creating a new supervisory training program.
  • Acting as our own “United Way” by supporting the people in Sudbury through personal efforts and/or money. This reflects the company’s belief that every activity or action affects our relationship with the community.
Health and Safety Morrison Levack

Health, Safety and Environment

The Morrison Deposit is located on the North Range of the Sudbury Structure, approximately 400 km north of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Morrison / Craig Operations had not experienced a Lost Time Accident in 2012, compared with the Workplace Safety North average of 0.5.

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