The loss of a small town's biggest employer might be enough to bring some communities to their knees, but not Ravensthorpe in Western Australia's south-east.
It has had plenty of practise weathering the boom/bust cycles of both mining and agriculture, and while some residents are packing their bags, many say they are not going anywhere.
Low nickel prices prompted First Quantum Minerals (FQM) to announce last month it would be mothballing its nickel mine.
The Toronto-based mining giant employed about 270 people at the Ravensthorpe mine, and the closure follows devastating floods which swept through the...
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