Copernicus Open Pit & Ore Haulage

Client: Copernicus Nickel Mines Pty Ltd
Location: 150km south of Hall Creek, WA
Start Date: June 2008
End Date: December 2008
Value: $11 million

Brierty was contracted by Panoranic Resources to undertake the open pit mining at Copernicus Pit.

The project consists of the management of drill and blast, mining of 1,500,000m3 of material, and ore haulage to the Savannah mine located 50km away.

Works included:

  • Clearing and grubbing;
  • Removal and stockpiling;
  • Construction and maintenance of haul roads;
  • Haulage;
  • Pit dewatering;
  • Mining and dumping of waste;
  • Mining and stockpiling of ore;
  • Drill and blast; and
  • Rehabilitation works