Established Australian copper producer and explorer, Aeris Resources (ASX: AIS) has provided an operational update for its Tritton Copper Operations and the 70% owned Torrens exploration project.
COVID-19 measures implemented and being actively managed
March quarter copper production of 6,083 tonnes (a 12% increase quarter-on-quarter)
Aeris has implemented various measures to comply with government requirements and to minimise the transmission risks of COVID-19, including limiting access to operational sites to essential personnel only, limiting travel, adjusting work arrangements for site and corporate teams and increased communication to our workforce and partners. These measures are being regularly reviewed, updated and communicated as additional information becomes available.
The Tritton Copper Operations produced 6,083 tonnes of copper for the March quarter, a 12% increase on the previous quarter (5,451 tonnes), and reflects the return to normal operations following the impacts of water availability and quality in the December quarter.
At its 70% owned Torrens exploration project in South Australia, processes continue to secure approvals for the updated PEPR (Program for Environmental Protection and Rehabilitation) and the Native Title summary determination.
Aeris Resources Executive Chairman, Andre Labuschagne, said that he was very pleased with the results of the March quarter. “Additionally, the newly-installed water pipeline is functioning as expected and dam levels have increased over the past 3 months. We are experiencing rapidly changing times and will keep the market updated.”