Hermes is a greenfields open pit development project, located approximately 60 km south-west of the Plutonic Gold Mine. The pre-stripping operations at Hermes are scheduled to commence in mid-2017. The Hermes deposit is expected to be mined as a conventional open pit excavator-truck mining operation with ore being processed at the Plutonic Gold Mine mill. To date, significant progress has been made in advancing mining and environmental approvals. A mining proposal and mine closure plan was submitted to the Western Australian Department of Mines and Petroleum in August 2016, with subsequent submissions made in November 2016. Approval of the mining proposal and the mine closure plan was received in December 2016.