Growth Projects


BioHeap Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Western Areas specialising in bacterial oxidation of sulphide ores. The BioHeap™ process is an internationally patented bacterial leaching technology which has been in development for over two decades and uses proprietary farmed bacteria.


Western Areas understands the importance of adopting a balanced exploration programme across its portfolio of tenements. The Company continues to strongly advance exploration activities across all projects, with a focus on replacing existing resources and reserves, identifying new nearmine opportunities to support mine plans, whilst actively promoting regional exploration programmes targeting greenfields discoveries.

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


Western Areas growth strategy includes continued exploration programs, pre-development projects and a disciplined approach to potential acquisitions.