Aeris Resources Ltd (ASX:AIS) has achieved copper production of 25,041 tonnes at the Tritton Copper Operations for financial year 2019-20 (FY2020), about 2% above the upper limit of the previously announced guidance of 23,500 to 24,500 tonnes.
Aeris executive chairman Andre Labuschagne said: “This is a fantastic result, particularly when one considers that the Tritton Copper Operations were materially impacted by water availability and water quality issues during the summer months.
“Once again the Tritton team has shown what can be achieved when we are all working towards a common goal.
“FY2021 is shaping up to be an exciting year for the company.
“Along with Tritton, we now have ownership of the Cracow Gold Operations, the demand fundamentals for our primary commodities, copper and gold, are looking strong and we have exciting brownfields and greenfields exploration opportunities at both of our operations.”
Cracow Gold Operations
The Cracow Gold Operations is an established, high-grade gold mine around 500 kilometres northwest of Brisbane, Queensland.
The mine has been operating continuously since 2004, producing more than 1.4 million ounces over its life with a consistent track record of profitability and ore reserve replenishment.
Copper and gold production guidance
Aeris has revealed its production guidance for FY2021:
- Copper production at the Tritton Copper Operations is 23,500 to 24,500 tonnes at a C1 cash cost of $2.80/pound to $2.95/ pound; and
- Gold production guidance at the Cracow Gold Operations is 70,000 – 75,000 ounces at a C1 cash cost of $980/ounce.