MELBOURNE, Mar. 19. -- Western Areas NL (WSA.AU) said Friday total probable reserves at its Spotted Quoll deposit in Western Australia are now 90,100 metric tons of nickel.
The miner said the Tim King Pit at Spotted Quoll is now estimated to contain 70,200 tons of nickel and this takes total probable ore reserves at the deposit to 2.1 million tons at an average grade of 4.3% nickel for 90,100 tons of nickel.
Western Areas said first ore production from the Tim King Pit is on track to start in April and a feasibility study on an underground mine is due to be completed in August.