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Argonaut Resources mobilises drilling rig to Murdie project

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Global Mining Review,

A track-mounted drilling rig has arrived at Argonaut Resources’ Murdie project site.

Argonaut Resources mobilises drilling rig to Murdie project

The mobilisation to the Murdie site involved 20 semitrailer trucks delivering drilling equipment, accommodation units, ground protection matting, and ancillary vehicles.

The drilling crew is currently testing environmental protection equipment, undergoing training for specialist equipment, and receiving site inductions in preparation for the commencement of drilling at the first drilling site. The first site is near the edge of Lake Torrens. Argonaut anticipates that drilling will be underway early in the week commencing 15 March 2021, and will be conducted 24/7 in two daily shifts.

A camp has been established at Bosworth Homestead. This camp will be the base for staff and contractors working on the drilling program. There are currently 16 people on-site for the set-up process. In the longer-term, Argonaut expects to have a total of 12 staff and contractors on site at any particular time.

The Murdie exploration licences cover two large scale, regional gravity anomalies – West Lake Torrens and Murdie. These anomalies represent locations with significant volumes of high-density rock that could contain economic IOCG deposits. Efforts are being focused on the West Lake Torrens anomaly.

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