Cracow Gold Operations

Aeris is the 100% owner and operator of the Cracow Gold Operations, located near the towns of Cracow and Theodore, and about 500 kilometres northwest of Brisbane, Queensland on the traditional lands of the Wulli Wulli people. Aeris acquired the Cracow Gold Operations on 1July, 2020 and holds a significant tenement package over the Cracow goldfields including 18 mining licences and three exploration licences.

Following the discovery of gold in the area dating back to the 1930’s, more than two million ounces of gold has been mined from the Cracow goldfields.  Initial mining activities focussed on the Gold Plateau lineament with approximately 850,000 ounces produced from both open pits and underground to the mid-1990’s. From 2003 onwards, underground mining has taken place along three dominant mineralised structures over a 3 kilometre x 1.5 kilometre footprint. The mineralised province is called the Western Field.

Cracow is now an established, high-grade, low-cost gold mine with multiple ore bodies that are accessed by a single decline to the surface, and mined via open stoping through a modified Avoca mining sequence. Processing is via a 600,000 tpa capacity facility involving conventional crushing and grinding, followed by a leaching / CIP circuit to recover gold and silver doré.

Cracow sits within a highly endowed goldfield with gold mineralisation hosted in steeply dipping, structurally controlled, low sulphidation epithermal veins. Since operations recommenced in 2004, Cracow has produced more than 1.5Moz, and has a strong history of replenishing reserves and resources.

Cracow exploration projects

Cracow projects