Western Areas Limited, formerly Western Areas NL, is an Australia-based nickel mining company. It is engaged in mining, processing and sale of nickel sulphide concentrate, the continued feasibility and development of the high grade nickel mines and the exploration for nickel sulphides, and platinum group metals. The Company mainly operates in nickel mining and exploration in Australia, and exploration in Finland. The Company�s core asset is Forrestania Nickel Project, which is located 400 kilometers east of Perth. Western Areas has a joint venture with Mustang Minerals to explore the East Bull Lake Project. Its other portfolios include Koolyanobbing, Sandstone, Lake King, Mt Alexander, Southern Cross Goldfields, Mt Jewell, Kawana and East Bull Lake. In May 2014, Western Areas Ltd announced that Wellington Management Company, LLP and its related bodies corporate has ceased to be the substantial holder of the Company.