Palmer's Qld cattle station passed in

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A Clive Palmer-owned cattle station put up for sale by the administrators of the embattled Queensland Nickel has been passed in at auction.

The 6258-hectare Mamelon Station, near Rockhampton, was bought by QNI Metals for around $8 million in 2010 and was meant to be sold to help raise funds for the previous operator of the Yabulu refinery.

But it was passed in on Wednesday, five days after the first scheduled sale was delayed when new mining agreements came to light at the last minute.