De Grey Mining announced the commencement of its drilling program at the Turner River Project located 60km south of Port Hedland in the Pilbara Region of Western Australia.
The company said that the first of two drill rigs has mobilised to site and has commenced drilling the Discovery Prospect within the Project.
“The overall RC and diamond drilling programme planned at Turner River will comprise of a series of holes at Discovery (Au-Ag-Zn-Pb), Wingina Well (Au), and the Tabba Tabba (Au-Ag-Zn-Pb-Zn) prospects,” De Grey told the ASX.
“The RC drill rig will commence drilling at Discovery after initially completing a short pre-collar at the Wingina Well Prospect in preparation for the diamond drill rig.”
On completion of its work at Discovery, the RC drill rig will then mobilise to commence at the Tabba Tabba Au-Ag-Zn-Pb-Zn prospect.
According to the company, the RC component of the drilling program is expected to run two to three weeks.
“The drilling at Discovery is following up significant shallow high grade gold and silver mineralisation in the oxide portion of the deposit,” commented Executive Chairman Simon Lill.
“We aim to improve and extend the shallow oxide resource to complement the Company’s other existing gold resources. This will further substantiate our plans to commence economic studies on gold production.”