Nickel - Department of Mines and PetroleumWestern Australia is currently the sole producer of nickel in Australia. The state's nickel resources consist of both sulphide and lateritic deposits, with most production derived from nickel sulphide mines. The first major nickel sulphide deposit was discovered at Kambalda with other deposits around Mount Keith, Perseverance.nickel mining in western australia,Focus on nickel in Western Australia Since the . - CSA GlobalMay 29, 2015 . Focus on nickel in Western Australia. Since the discovery of high-grade nickel deposits at Kambalda by Western Mining Corporation almost 50 years ago in 1966, Western Australia continues to be a significant force in the global picture of the nickel-cobalt industry. The industry has gone through a series of.