WSA announces: September 2007 Qtly Activities Report


    ASX & TSX: WSA

    WEST PERTH, Western Australia, Oct. 30 /CNW/ -

    The full report with extended commentary of the September 2007 Qtly
Activities Report can be viewed at the company website


    Western Areas is an Australian based high grade nickel sulphide explorer
and producer. The company has a current market capitalisation of approximately
A$800M and is one of only two nickel companies listed on both the Australian
and Toronto Stock Exchanges. (ASX & TSX code: WSA)
    The company's core asset is the 100% owned 90km long Forrestania Nickel
Project, located 400km east of Perth, Western Australia. The primary
discovery, Flying Fox, is one of the highest grade nickel mines in the world.
The current total mineral resource comprises approximately 1.4M tonnes at an
average grade of 6.5% nickel containing 90,500 tonnes of nickel. Underground
production from the Flying Fox mine commenced in October 2006 with forecast
product targeted at 13,000 tonnes of nickel in concentrate per annum by 2010.
    A pre-feasibility study is well advanced to bring a second mine into
production at Diggers South, 40km south of Flying Fox. If positive, Diggers
South has the potential to add in excess of 5,000 tonnes of nickel in
concentrate per annum to overlap Flying Fox production to increase total
targeted production to 18,000 tonnes of nickel in concentrate per annum by
2010. Previously announced mineral resources at Diggers South contain
approximately 80,300 tonnes nickel and drilling to extend the current mineral
resource is ongoing.
    Exploration continues to remain a priority for Western Areas. Total
mineral resources at the Forrestania Nickel Project recently revised to
contain approximately 208,600 tonnes nickel (refer to recent announcements).
    In addition to the focus on expanding Flying Fox and Diggers South
mineral resources, there are number of high priority targets to be tested
along strike from Flying Fox - notably below the current limit of drilling at
the New Morning/Daybreak deposits, 3km south of Flying Fox. Additional
potential also exists along the eastern nickel belt at Forrestania and at
WSA's other exploration projects in the Forrestania region. Western Areas also
recently completed an initial drilling program at the Lynn Lake nickel project
in Manitoba, Canada with four of five drill holes intersecting significant
disseminated sulphides.

For further information:

For further information: Julian Hanna, Managing Director - Western Areas
NL, Telephone +61 8 9486 7855, Email:; Ann
Nahajski, Investor Relations - Porter Novelli, Telephone +61 8 9386 1233,
Email:; Craig Oliver, Finance Director -
Western Areas NL, Telephone +61 8 9486 7855, Email:; Or visit:

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