Brisbane-based junior miner Explaurum Limited has commenced the next phase of reverse circulation (RC) drilling at its Tampia Gold Project located approximately 300km east of Perth in the wheat belt of Western Australia.
The company, which holds 90% interest in the project, said a total of 31 drill holes are planned within the resource area and new target areas defined by the recently completed gravity survey.
According to the ASX release by Explaurum, the main aim of the drilling programs is to complete infill drilling of the starter pit, so that pit design can be adequately detailed for the scoping study which has commenced.
The drill campaign will also aim to test the down plunge position of the high grade near surface gold mineralisation in the starter pit, to test historic shallow gold intersections in the southern zone, and to continue testing the grade continuity of the central zone gold mineralisation.
Managing Director John Lawton said the drilling program will also test two or three of the best gravity targets to the north and west of the resource area in order to intersect new zones of mineralisation for resource growth.
He said that if significant new zones of high grade mineralisation are intersected, planned holes may be re-prioritised, hole locations changed and/or the program expanded.
“The current drill program has been planned to ensure that we can quickly assess the Tampia Gold Project on multiple fronts. The current program meets the objectives of both progressing the potential for toll treatment, whilst at the same time testing additional areas of our target resource area and better understanding the near resource potential of the project,” Mr Lawton added.
“Our recent placement ensures that we are able to expand the program if we identify significant new zones of high grade mineralisation or follow it up with a further program once all the data has been collected.”
According to the company, all drill assay results will be available my mid-May, with the first results to be available before the end of this month.