The Nifty copper mine in WA, is located in the Great Sandy Desert Region of the East Pilbara in Western Australia, approximately 1,250 km north of Perth and 350 km east of Port Hedland.
The Nifty Sulphide Operation is one of the largest underground copper mines to be commissioned worldwide in this decade.
Underground mining is performed using modern diesel or electro-hydraulic equipment of large capacity. Underground mining is currently carried out using open stoping methods and backfill.
The processing plant at Nifty consists of a sulphide flotation circuit which produces a saleable concentrate. It also includes a leach and SX-EW circuit, which produces saleable copper cathode sheets.