Our story

Aurelia Metals is an Australian mining and exploration company with a highly strategic landholding, two operating mines, and two development projects in New South Wales (NSW). The Peak Mine is in the northern Cobar Basin in central-west NSW, and the Dargues Mine is in the Southern Tablelands region. The Hera site – also located in the northern Cobar Basin – transitioned to care and maintenance in April 2023 .

Proud history

We have a proud history of providing economic, social and environmental outcomes for the people of New South Wales.

  • 2009
  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
  • 2022
  • 2023
  • 2009

    Aurelia purchases Hera Mine from CBH Resources in September as an underdeveloped gold-lead-zinc silver deposit.

  • 2011

    Following extensive geological drilling and feasibility activities, the Hera Definitive Feasibility Study is delivered.

  • 2012

    Development approval for Hera is received from the NSW Government in July.

  • 2013

    Hera Project construction commences in January.

  • 2014

    First production from the Hera Mine is delivered in September.

  • 2015

    Commercial production achieved from Hera Mine in April.

  • 2018

    Aurelia completes the purchase of Peak Mine from Toronto-listed miner, New Gold in April.

    Through accelerated mining of the high-grade polymetallic Chronos deposit, investment payback on the A$59 million purchase price was achieved within four months.

  • 2019

    Aurelia’s exploration team discover the Federation deposit 10 kilometres from the Hera Mine – a significant discovery shaping up to be a tier one asset.

  • 2020

    Aurelia takes ownership of the Dargues Gold Mine and regional exploration tenements on 17 December through the acquisition of all shares in Dargues Mine from Diversified Minerals.

  • 2021

    Aurelia successfully integrates Dargues Mine into its production portfolio and continues exploration to extend the known orebody and uncover exploration upside.

  • 2022

    Aurelia receives Development Consent for the New Cobar Complex. The consent allows for the development of a new copper mine – Great Cobar – allowing the Company to deliver on its ‘copper ready’ strategy and extending the life of the Peak Mine to 2035.

    In October, Aurelia released the Federation Mine Feasibility Study and a maiden Ore Reserve. The Study confirms a high-grade, low capex development project, leveraging existing strategic infrastructure.

  • 2023

    • On 2 March 2023, Aurelia announces it received Development Consent from the New South Wales Department of Planning and Environment to develop the high-grade, polymetallic Federation Mine,  10 kilometres south of its Hera operation in central-west NSW.

      The Federation Mine development will extract high-grade zinc and lead, as well as copper, gold and silver ore over an initial life of eight years with a production capacity of 600ktpa.

    • On Friday 24 March, the last ore from our Hera Mine was hauled to the surface. The ore was trucked to the plant for processing which was completed at 6.05 am on Monday 27 March. The mine’s transition to care and maintenance began shortly thereafter.

Strong future

Through our outstanding exploration efforts, we have made impressive strides to optimise our assets and extend mine lives.

Our Federation and Great Cobar Projects will reweight our portfolio to base metals in the near future.

While precious metals will remain an important part of our commodity mix, growing copper and zinc production will give us exposure to the long term demand for metals required for societies progression and transition to a low carbon future.

At the heart of our business, our Values are our greatest opportunity to exemplify the respect we have for the work we do
and the stakeholders we serve.

Integrity
Integrity

We do what’s right.

Certainty
Certainty

We plan and execute well.

Courage
Courage

We step up.

Performance
Performance

We own the result.