The Lanfranchi Nickel Mine is located 40 kilometers south of Kambala in Western Australia. High-grade nickel sulphide deposits at Lanfranchi occur as ribbon-like shoots at the base of high magnesium komatiite lava flows or channels. The shoots and high-magnesium lava flows occupy channel structures developed in the underlying Lunnon (footwall) basalt. Above the high-magnesium komatiite flows is a thick sequence of progressively less magnesium-rich komatiite flows. Ten channel structures are recognized at Lanfranchi of which six have been mined historically.
Between 2005 and 2015, Lanfranchi produced a total of 3.85M tonnes of ore at an average grade of 2.45% Ni for 94,196t Ni. The mine has been on care and maintenance since 2015. Black Mountain Metals is in the process of returning the mine to production.
Lanfranchi hosts a mineral resource of approximately 5.65 million tonnes at an average grade of 1.69 percent nickel for 95,500 tonnes of nickel. About 11,000t of nickel per annum has been produced at Lanfranchi over the life of the project.