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About: The Nova Nickel Project in located in the Fraser Range, east of Norseman, near Balladonia, in Western Australia. It is fully owned by Sirius Resources. The nickel deposit being exploited at the Nova mine site is known as the Nova-Bollinger deposit. The Nova Project is part of the wider Fraser Range Exploration Project being undertaken by Sirius Resources and well known minerals prospector Mark Creasy It covers an area of more than 1,400 square kilometres.

Sirius Resources Receive Funding for Nova Nickel Mine

Sirius Resources has completed a funding package for the further development of the Nova Nickel Project that will allow it to go ahead in 2015. The mining proposal submitted by Sirius Resources to mine nickel at the Nova site has been approved by the Western Australian Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP), along with associated licences to develop an airstrip and workers village. Sirius Resources is now only waiting for approvals to build an access road to the project site, a native vegetation clearing permit and an environmental approval permit to be granted. Once all these permits have been received the company will proceed with the development of an underground nickel mine, as work on the workers village, airstrip and tailings dam is already underway.

Kerman Contracting win big Nova Nickel Mine Contract

A 496 person accommodation village, built by Kerman Contracting at the Nova mine site, was completed in August, 2014. The new village incorporated the expansion of the already existing temporary camp facilities at the site that had been accommodating up to 200 construction workers. The permanent mine accommodation village includes such things as a process plant administration building, an airport terminal shelter, a gymnasium and sports court, a maintenance workshop, ice rooms, ambulance facility, a waiting and reception area, a recycling facility, shops and administration buildings, a barbeque area, wet mess, laundries and kitchen and dining facilities. Kerman's contract also involved certain underground services, civil works and site earthworks.

Kerman Contracting is a private mining contractor based in Applecross in Western Australia. It is a well known construction, procurement and engineering company involved in piping works as well as mechanical and structural activities.

Watpac win Contract to Build Nova Mine Tailings Storage Facility

The contract to build the tailings storage facility was awarded to Watpac. This work, scheduled to begin in February, 2015, will involve the construction of a fully lined, above ground impoundment area surrounded by a 800,000 cubic metre embankment. The contract is expected to take five months to complete and will involve the employment of 70 personnel.

Sirius Resources is also engaged in further exploration of the Fraser Range Region east of Norseman, in which it has a 70 percent interest, along with prospector, Mark Creasy, who has a 30 percent interest. It is also carrying out exploration to the north of Norseman that includes its 100 percent owned nickel and gold Polar Bear Project. The company is also focussing on future development of the Earlobe gold prospect in a highly prospective nickel and gold mining area.

Sirius Resources

Sirius' current focus is on its 100 per cent owned Nova Nickel project situated east of Norseman in the Fraser Range, where it made a nickel-copper sulphide discovery known as the Nova-Bollinger deposit. The underground project will start production in 2015.The Company is also exploring its 70 more


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253 Balcatta Road
Balcatta, WA 6021

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Balcatta, WA 6914



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