Hammer Metals has announced a temporary suspension of some activities in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The company’s exploration interests include Bronzewing South in Western Australia, its Mount Isa JOGMEC joint venture and other North West Queensland projects including Kalman, Koppany and Mount Philp breccia.
“The impact of COVID-19 presents a unique challenge for the mining industry and in particular for junior explorers,” managing director Daniel Thomas said.
“The location and spread of our activities and workforce adds complexity when attempting to maintain social distancing within a mobile team.
“With numerous travel restrictions in place and a focus on limiting social interaction, we are gradually suspending our activities.
“The safety of our workforce and the community are at the forefront of our minds in making this decision.
“Where regulation permits, and it remains practical to source a local workforce and keep an appropriate level of isolation we aim to continue with our programs.
“With the first phase of data collection at our JV program complete, we look to continue our interpretation of this data and develop detailed work plans for our future programs.
“I look forward to updating our shareholders with these plans and interim results from Bronzewing South in due course.”