Western Areas keeps costs low as production ramps up

WESTERN Areas says it will produce 14,000 tonnes of nickel in 2009 after Flying Fox reached its target production rate in the last quarter, and the trick will be to keep cash costs low as the nickel price slips further.

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The Perth-based miner said production for the last quarter came to forecast rates with 55,573 tonnes or ore invoiced at an average grade of 4.3% nickel.

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