Australia’s Spotted Quoll Nickel Mine Begins Underground Operations

- November 18th, 2011

Platts reported Western Areas (TSX:WSA,ASX:WSA) has produced the first parcel of high grade nickel ore from its Spotted Quoll stage-one underground mine.

Platts reported Western Areas (TSX:WSA,ASX:WSA) has produced the first parcel of high grade nickel ore from its Spotted Quoll stage-one underground mine.

As quoted in the market news:

Production is expected to ramp up steadily over the next few months, said Western Areas. The company is conducting a scoping study to evaluate the potential of increasing Spotted Quoll’s production rate from the current target of 10,000 mt/year nickel in ore to up to 15,000 mt/year. Results of the study are expected to be announced next month.

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