West Musgrave

The Project is located in the Musgrave Province of Western Australia and includes the Nebo and Babel nickel-copper deposits and the Succoth copper deposit. The area is highly prospective for nickel and copper and the West Musgrave Project can unlock this exciting new mineral province.

The Ngaanyatjarra Peoples are the traditional owners of the land.

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Status: Final study phase, Regulatory approvals progressing.
Proposed products: Copper and nickel
Proposed mine rate: 10Mtpa - 12Mtpa
Mine life: ~26 years
Location: Musgrave Province, Western Australia
Proposed mining method: Open pit 
Proposed processing method: Conventional crushing, grinding and flotation 

Current resource and reserves


  • 2016
    • Scoping Study commenced in partnership with Cassini Resources
  • 2017
    • PFS commenced
  • 2020
    • PFS complete
    • OZ Minerals consolidates ownership to 100%
  • 2021
    • PFS progress update provided.

Going Beyond at West Musgrave

Copper and nickel are important minerals for a rapidly growing renewables industry. To get to a zero-carbon future, we need alternative energy sources that require materials like copper and nickel.  

Our West Musgrave Project will not only unlock more of this essential material, we will also go beyond what’s currently possible by partnering with our broader industry to find a way to make our West Musgrave Project 100 percent powered by renewables.  

Case study: Capture the Spark

Last year, we partnered with Unearthed, an energy and resources open innovation platform, to create the Capture the Spark challenge – where a large community of startups, developers and data scientists helped to fast track our plans for a 100 per cent renewable powered mine.

149 participants from 25 countries participated in the challenge, and we received a total of 31 submissions!

This will be trialed at an OZ Minerals site where, if successful, it will be incorporated within the West Musgrave Project plan.

Next steps at West Musgrave

Discussions with the traditional owners are ongoing, with a view to developing a Mining Access agreement.

Learn more about the required approvals

West Musgrave Suppliers

Supplier opportunities on the West Musgrave Project will be published on the Industry Capability Network Western Australia (ICN WA) website. If you would like to register your business for these opportunities, please complete this Supplier Registration Form.


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