Hera to provide a community update on Federation Project

Hera Resources, a wholly owned subsidiary
of Aurelia Metals Ltd, is progressing its
planning of the Federation Project at
Nymagee, the plans of which will be outlined
at a community information session
next month.
The Federation Project is a proposed underground
mine development located 15km south
of the Nymagee township and 10km south of
the Hera Mine.
High grade lead, zinc and gold mineralisation
was discovered at Federation in April 2019.
Subsequent surface drilling programs have
delineated a substantial gold-lead-zinc-coppersilver
mineral deposit.
Aurelia has been evaluating the development
of a satellite underground mine at the Federation
site that leverages established infrastructure
at the Hera Mine to minimise environmental
impacts and allow for the continuation
of mining operations in the Nymagee area.
It is estimated that a workforce of approximately
200 to 250 people will support operations,
maintenance, and ongoing exploration at
the Federation Project.
Aurelia is progressing applications to allow
an expansion of the existing Hera accommodation
village and development of an exploration
decline and associated surface infrastructure at
the Federation site.
Dr Jamie Seaton from Element Environment
is the Community Engagement Lead on the
Dr Seaton reported last week that Aurelia
has engaged SLR consulting to develop the
Federation Project Environmental Impact
Statement (EIS).
“A range of specialist environmental, social
and economic studies have commenced or are
ongoing as part of the EIS,” Dr Seaton said.
The Federation Project scoping report is
now available on the NSW Department of
Planning Industry and Environment website at
Dr Seaton said the scoping report identifies
the topics to be investigated as part of the EIS.
Following a successful community information
session held at Nymagee in March this
year, another community information session
is planned to be held at the Nymagee Community
Hall next month.
If however COVID restrictions prevent it
from being a face-to-face session, an alternative
will be made available to the community.
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