Western Areas has an active, targeted and balanced exploration program directed at both replacing exisitng resources and also targeting new discoveries in known areas and new or greenfield terraines.

Growth and expansion from the current profitable base is well in hand via a multi stream strategy, including continued exploration programs, pre-development projects and a disciplined approach to potential acquisitions.

Western Areas was built upon the successful discovery of two high grade nickel ore bodies at Forrestania and this forms a natural part of the Company’s continuing growth strategy.  A significant re-investment in exploration at Forrestania is lead by the proven team responsible for discovering the Flying Fox and Spotted Quoll ore bodies.  The Company believes significant further discovery potential exists and success in this program will naturally leverage existing installed production infrastructure.