Diggers South is a lower grade (in comparison to the exceptionally high grade Spotted Quoll and Flying Fox deposits) nickel deposit located within the Forrestania project area. Any potential future production would utilise a large portion of the existing Forrestania production infrastructure.
Development efforts by Western Areas have focused on formulating an economic development plan for the deposit. A desktop scoping study was conducted examining extending the existing feasibility study with a lower cut off grade stoping shape and a more cost effective mining technique. Future development may require a sustained lift in nickel prices to proceed, and as such Diggers South is not currently a scheduled part of Western Areas future production plans.