Developing a pipeline of high-quality exploration targets
Evolution is committed to organic growth by discovery of new resources at our existing operations and across our portfolio of greenfield projects. Our discovery strategy is simple. We are focused on finding epithermal (low, intermediate and high sulphidation) deposits and orogenic lode gold deposits. In the epithermal category we are searching for high sulphidation deposits like Mt Carlton, intermediate sulfidation deposits like Cowal and low sulfidation deposits like Cracow. In the orogenic lode gold category, we are exploring for deposit styles typically mined in the Yilgarn Craton in Western Australia.
We have continued building land positions around our operating assets at Mungari, Cowal and Cracow.
We are also developing a pipeline of exploration projects in Queensland between Cracow and Mt Carlton. We recognise a key to our success will be our ability to leverage external partnerships. As a result, we are partnering with groups who have superior geological knowledge of and access to areas prospective for the types of mineral deposit we want to find.
We plan to invest between A$80 and A$105 million on Discovery programs in FY20. Our largest Discovery investments will be made at Cowal with a budget between A$50 and A$60 million and Mungari with a budget of between A$15 and A$20 million.
FY20 discovery guidance
FY19 resource definition drilling spend
Tenement holdings in Australia
Cue Project and Crush Creek earn-in JV Agreements in Sep 2019
Approach: Upgrade the Pipeline
Enablers: Leveraging the best teams