The Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations consist of Exploration, two underground mines (Nickel Rim South Mine and Fraser Mine), Strathcona Mill and the Sudbury Smelter.
The facilities are spread throughout the geological formation known as the Sudbury Basin. Nickel and copper are the primary metals, but we also produce cobalt and precious metals such as gold, silver, platinum and palladium.
The Strathcona Mill receives ore from the two Sudbury mines as well as third-party custom feed ores. It produces two concentrate streams: nickel-copper concentrate for smelting, and copper concentrate for smelting and refining.
The Sudbury Smelter currently smelts nickel-copper concentrate and processes custom-feed materials in the form of concentrates and secondary products. These products go by rail to port facilities in Quebec City, and from there to our Nikkelverk refinery in Norway.
Our Raglan Mine facilities include four active underground mines, a concentrator, power plant, administrative and accommodation facilities, a fresh water supply source and fuel tanks.
The ore extracted from Raglan Mine is crushed, ground and processed on-site to produce a nickel-copper concentrate, which is then sent to the Sudbury Smelter for further processing. The concentrator treats approximately 1.3 million tonnes of ore yearly, resulting in more than 30,000 tonnes of nickel-in-concentrate annually.
A road network links our mining complex to a landing strip located at Donaldson, and to warehouses and seaport facilities located at Deception Bay.