Western Areas was a Western Australian, ASX-listed resources company that was acquired by IGO in June 2022.
Western Areas engaged in the mining, processing, and sale of nickel sulphide concentrate primarily in Australia. It was also involved in the development of nickel mines; the exploration for nickel sulphides and platinum group metals; and the development of base metals projects in Australia, Canada, and Finland.
The company owned an interest in the Forrestania nickel project in Australia. In addition, Western Areas, through its joint ventures, explored for gold and copper deposits.