Exploration is a key focus for Aeris and the Company has identified a pipeline of highly prospective near-mine brownfield and greenfield exploration targets within the tenement package. Aeris has allocated significant funds to accelerate the exploration program encompassing underground targets, potential open pits and greenfields exploration.
Underground diamond drilling recommenced in September, 2020. The initial focus was the completion of a grade control program to assist with the identification of near-term production opportunities. In parallel, a detailed geological review defining additional drill targets surrounding underground infrastructure across the Western Field was also completed. The work generated many high priority drill targets. Resource definition focussed on extensions at the Sterling, Sovereign, Crown, Royal and Tipperary deposits. In all cases the Mineralised lodes were extended beyond the previous Mineral resource footprint.