Eritrea is known to host significant VMS deposits as well as shear-hosted gold deposits. The first modern mine, Bisha VMS deposit, has started production. Koka project has completed feasibility work and there are other advanced projects and many exploration operations underway. Considering much of the country remains unexplored, these discoveries indicate the high mineral potential of the country. The potential for shear hosted gold deposits is also demonstrated from the rencet, gold discovery in Zara, situated along a major shear zone that runs accross the country The country is not well explored. There are many prospective areas still to be discovered.