Aeris Resources holds an exploration tenement package covering in excess of 1,800km2 over the prospective Tritton region, made up of six granted exploration and three mining leases.
The objective of exploration in the Tritton Operations’ region is to sustain the current annual production rate and if possible allow for increased production through the continued discovery of new high grade copper deposits. The quality of the targets in the region and the potential for further discoveries is strong.
The Girilambone complex is host to six known VMS systems. Recent advances in understanding the geology framework across this fertile VMS complex have identified a number of advanced exploration targets in close proximity to current mining operations (Murrawombie mine). Aeris is in the process of finalising the design of an exploration program to test these targets. The targets are of a modest size, however, due to their proximity to existing mines and infrastructure they could be developed quickly and at low cost.
Kurrajong Complex: Kurrajong, Carters & Narringa
The Kurrajong Complex is located to the east of the Tritton processing plant. It already contains three known prospects; Kurrajong, Carters and Narringa, with strong probability for the identification of other prospects along a significant strike of prospective stratigraphy.
Drilling has confirmed the presence of a large mineralised system at Kurrajong and additional drilling has been planned to test the significant downhole electromagnetic anomalies which remain untested at depth. Significant intersections returned to date include a 6m interval of massive sulphide in drill hole TKJD008 (6m @ 3.92% copper) and drill hole TKJD012 which returned a massive sulphide zone grading 10m @ 2.43% copper.
Tritton Complex: Greater Hermidale
Greater Hermidale is part of the Tritton Complex and is located south of the Tritton mine. Aircore drilling, targeting magnetic and geochemical anomalies, intersected anomalous copper mineralisation at Greater Hermidale. The anomalies occur adjacent to magnetic anomalies in close proximity to local scale mafic units, which are comparable to the mineralised setting at the Avoca Tank deposit.
The results are very encouraging and further work is planned to unlock the potential of the Greater Hermidale project.