Aeris Resources Smart Mining Networking

Austmine is pleased to welcome Ian Sheppard, Chief Operating Officer, Aeris Resources to our Smart Mining Networking Event in Brisbane on 17th November. Aeris Resources is an Australian diversified mining and exploration company focused on opportunities in copper and gold.


Aeris Resources is an Australian diversified mining and exploration company focused on opportunities in copper and gold.

Aeris Resources’ two operational assets are its Tritton Copper Operations located near the town of Nyngan in central New South Wales and Cracow Gold Operation near the town of Theodore, about 500 kilometres outside of Brisbane. The business is also focused on greenfields and brownfields exploration activity at current operations, along with greenfield exploration at its Torrens project in South Australia.

At this event, Ian will overview Aeris Resources' mining operations and latest initiatives, along with discussing their approach to innovation and the opportunities arising in a fast-growing Queensland mining industry.  

Join this event to:

  • Discover the current project focus and future priorities for Aeris Resources 
  • Understand the emerging opportunities in the QLD mining industry 
  • Reconnect with local industry and network with fellow leaders in the mining and METS sector


Aeris Resources Tritton Copper Operations, small mines and technology adoption, hard but important.

Tritton Copper Operations in central west NSW is moving to a hub and spoke model where several small mines feed the central ore processing plant. This model is a common approach where aggregating is used to make mining of small deposits profitable.

Small mineral deposits are more common than the big Tier 1 mines, but hard to develop due to capital intensity challenges. The small mines have the greatest need for the leverage that innovation and technology provide, but they often struggle with the risks, cost, and people skills required to make technology implementation successful. Both miners and METS suppliers struggle with this challenge and so the big mining companies with big deposits, cash and capacity get the attention.

How do the smaller mines acquire and implement the technology that is so important to their development and success?

Speaker Details

Ian Sheppard, Chief Operating Officer, Aeris Resources

Ian Sheppard is a member of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and has more than 30 years’ experience in mine operations, technical studies and business development gained in gold, base metals and iron ore.

He has worked in Australia, Canada and Papua New Guinea, most recently holding General Manager roles with Norton Gold Fields Limited and PanAust Limited. Prior to this he spent more than seven years with Ok Tedi Mining in Papua New Guinea as General Manager and Executive Manager with responsibility for operations, technical services, business development and exploration.

Mr Sheppard holds a degree in Mining Engineering from the University of New South Wales, a Masters in Mineral Economics from Curtin University of Technology, as well as a First Class Mine Managers Certificate from Western Australia.


Austmine members: $55 + GST
Mining organisations: $55 + GST
Non-members: $120 + GST

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Event Partnership Opportunities

Partnership opportunities are available to Austmine members. Should you wish to be a partner on this event please email [email protected].

17/11/2021 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
E. Australia Standard Time

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