Western Areas Limited is an Australian owned, public listed company that explores, mines, processes and sells nickel sulphides. The company also develops other base metal and platinum metal group mines. Western Areas Limited operates in Western Australia, Finland and Canada and is headquartered in West Perth. Western Areas is listed on the Australian Securities Exchanges under the code WSA. 

Western Areas is a nickel mining and exploration company. The company’s Australian operations is called Forrestania and is located in Western Australia. This includes:

  • Flying Fox

This is production mine contains high grade nickel ore bodies. The mine produces approximately 17,000 tonnes of nickel per annum.

  • Spotted Quoll

This mine was discovered in 2009 and contains high grade nickel ore. The mine is expected to produce an average of 10,000 tonnes of nickel per annum.

  • Cosmic Boy Concentrator

The company’s concentrator facility is used to produce a nickel concentrate product from the Forrrestania projects. This facility has a current capacity of treating 550,000 tonnes of ore per annum with room for capacity expansion.

·         Cosmos Nickel Complex

The Cosmos complex is the third mine of Western areas and has a mineral resource of 174,000 tonne of nickel. It complements the Forrestania Nickel operations.


Western Areas also has mineral and resource mining operations in Canada and Finland.

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