Projects

Heron’s primary focus is the Woodlawn Zinc-Copper Project, based at the former Woodlawn Mine site 30 km south of Goulburn and 220 km southwest of Sydney. Heron’s Woodlawn Project remains one of the few new zinc projects that is fully funded to production and, with construction now underway, this places the Company on track to participate in the pricing environment that is supported by the strong zinc physical market.

Current Development focus

  • Heron successfully fast tracked Woodlawn BFS to enable production decision and a $240M funding package was approved at EGM in August 2017. This means Woodlawn is fully funded through construction and ramp-up. Construction and development work commenced September 2017, and long lead time orders have been placed, with commissioning likely to be towards end of 2018.

Exploration focus

  • Heron continues to maintain and explore a strategic, 620 km² tenement package over the prospective Silurian volcanic rocks around the Woodlawn Mine. The exploration strategy is to focus on known mineralisation with comparable metallurgy to Woodlawn and within proximal trucking distance of the proposed Woodlawn concentrator. Targeted satellite production feed grades and other economic parameters will look to displace tailings reprocessing as the plant feed. A number of excellent targets exist.
  • In and near mine Woodlawn exploration projects Cowley Hills, Currawang, Hayshed and Cullarin are all prospective for VMS style mineralisation.
Project Locations

Woodlawn Zinc-Copper Project

The Woodlawn Zinc-Copper Project is based at the Woodlawn Mine site located 30 km south of Goulburn and 220 km southwest of Sydney. It is one of very few new zinc projects that are fully funded to production and with construction is underway, this places the project on track to participate in a predicted strong zinc pricing environment.

Woodlawn Regional Exploration

Heron continues to maintain and explore a strategic, 620 km² tenement package over the prospective Silurian volcanic rocks around the Woodlawn Mine. The exploration strategy is to focus on known mineralisation with comparable metallurgy to Woodlawn and within proximal trucking distance of the proposed Woodlawn concentrator. Targeted satellite production feed grades and other economic parameters will look to displace tailings reprocessing as the plant feed. A number of excellent targets exist.

Other NSW

Outside of Woodlawn, Heron retains a free-carried high quality tenement holding in the Lachlan Fold Belt of NSW. This tenure is held through joint venture and other free-carried residual or royalty interests which results in minimal costs to Heron.