ONTARIO – XSTRATA NICKEL has earmarked $8.7 million to extend the life of the Thayer Lindsley nickel-copper mine by a year, to 2012. The budget covers 1,100 metres of lateral development, improved ore pass design, a new truck chute and new mine equipment. The project is to be complete in August 2008.
Productivity at the mine will also be improved, thanks to better ore handling and more efficient movement of people and equipment.
The Thayer Lindsley mine began production in 1991 and currently employs 195 people. Xstrata has revamped its website: visit www.Xstrata.com.