• 2020-2021

    • 2021

      Raised $100 million in equity to fund the next phase of growth for Western Areas, including for the advanced development of the long-life Odysseus Mine at the Cosmos Nickel Operation.

    • 2020

      Western Areas acquires 19.9% stake in Panoramic Resources. New offtake contracts with BHP Billiton Nickel West and Jinchuan for high grade Forrestania Nickel Operation concentrate product.

  • 2015-2019

    • 2019

      Odysseus mine early works programme complete. New offtake agreement with Sumitomo Metal Mining, for delivery of high-grade nickel sulphide precipitate (NSP) produced at MREP.

    • 2018

      Odysseus Definitive Feasibility Study (DFS) which confirms a robust 10-year operation. Completion of the Mill Recovery Enhancement Program (MREP).

    • 2017

      Kidman acquires Lithium rights from Western Areas’ tenements. Odysseus Pre-Feasibility study completed. Successful completion of Bluejay share sale.

    • 2016

      Exploration commences at Cosmos. New offtake contract with BHP Nickel West.

    • 2015

      Western Areas approves Mill Recovery Enhancement Program (MREP). The Company completes the acquisition of the Cosmos Nickel Complex.

  • 2010-2014

    • 2014

      Flying Fox Resource and Reserve upgrade. Western Areas enters Gawler Craton exploration agreements.

    • 2013

      Company changes from NL to Ltd.

      New high-grade nickel discovery at New Morning and continued high-grade intersections. New two-year offtake agreement with Jinchuan.

      Finland exploration assets listed on London AIM.

    • 2012

      Kagara Nickel assets, including Lounge Lizard, acquired.

      A$105.5 million of outstanding convertible bonds retired for cash. New high-grade nickel sulphide discovery at Sunrise. Top honours at the WA Industry & Export Awards.

    • 2011

      First ore from Spotted Quoll underground

    • 2010

      First dividend payment declared.

      First ore production from Spotted Quoll and Cosmic Boy concentrate treatment plant upgrade completed.

      Convertible Bond exchange offer – A$110 million of previous A$225 million bonds exchanged for later dated maturity. Spotted Quoll underground mine approved.

  • 2005-2009

    • 2009

      Cosmic Boy Concentrator begins production. Offtake restructure, long-term arrangement formed with BHP. First short term off-take agreement Jinchuan signed. First, open pit mine development at Spotted Quoll – only two years since the discovery.

    • 2007

      Convertible Bond launched A$225 million.

      The initial discovery of Spotted Quoll Deposit.

    • 2006

      Construction of Cosmic Boy approved. First ore from Flying Fox, after completion of decline. Production is continuous to the current day.

  • 1999-2004

    • 2004

      First Flying Fox Resource – indicated the mineral resource of 176,000 tonnes @ 6.4% nickel containing approximately 11,300 tonnes nickel for the T1 zone [Note: Historical resource stated for reference purposes only, not current resource – the T1 zone has since been mined out].

      Flying Fox mine development begins.

    • 2003

      First intersections at Flying Fox deposit.

    • 2002

      First drill hole at Forrestania intersects new zone of high-grade nickel sulphide.

      Expanded drilling program commences – drilling at Forrestania now largely operated on a permanent basis up until the current day.

    • 2000

      IPO and admission to the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). A$5 million raised at an issue price of 20 cents per share.

    • 1999

      Company incorporated