The McCreedy West mine is located in the Sudbury region, approximately 400 km north of Toronto, in Ontario, Canada. The mine is a part of the Levack complex, which has rich deposits of copper, nickel and various precious metals, including platinum, gold and palladium.
The McCreedy mine began its production in 1970 and operated for 18 years.
KGHM INTERNATIONAL LTD. purchased the mine from Vale in 2002. Exploration resulted in the discovery of a contact nickel deposit, the mining of which began in 2003.
In the years 2005-2011 mining was conducted on the copper footwall deposit. Since 2011, the mine has been working the nickel deposit, which is rich in copper and precious metals.
The mine is accessed from the surface via a main decline, which is currently below the 2000 foot level (nearly 700 metres).
Extracted ore is crushed and then processed in the Strathcona Mill owned by Xstrata.
Regarding the existing macro-economic conditions, the Mccreed Mine ceased on ore extraction in October 2015, and its employees were transfered to the Morison mine.
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