Located in the Bronzewing District, just 8kms from the Bronzewing Processing Hub, the Orelia Gold Deposit hosts Mineral Resource of 1.1 Million ounces (15.9Mt @ 2.1g/t Au), an Ore Reserve of 753,000 ounces (14.1Mt @ 1.7g/t Au) and has excellent potential to become a complementary production centre with significant upside.
A key near-term goal for Echo is to deliver a resource upgrade for Orelia on the back of exceptional exploration results at-depth and nearby.
Orelia and the nearby Calista and Cumberland gold zones are developing into a large mineralised gold system, which points to the opportunity for a ‘Superpit’ concept.
Orelia has historically produced 384,000 ounces at a headgrade of 1.7g/t mining an open pit to 100m and a previous operator completed a cutback in readiness to mine to 200m. However, Echo believes Orelia has the potential to extend to great depths in the same way the nearby Lotus gold deposit was historically mined to 500m and produced 387,000 ounces from 2.2Mt at 5.5g/t Au.