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Greatland begins field activities at Firetower

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Global Mining Review,

Further to the announcement of 16 April 2019, Greatland Gold plc, the precious and base metals exploration and development company, has announced that field activities in preparation for drilling have commenced at Greatland’s Firetower gold project in Tasmania.

The drill programme comprises approximately 15 drill holes on five north-south traverses, with drill hole depths ranging from 75 - 250 m, for a total of more than 200 m. Systematic, grid-based drilling will test the centre of the chargeability anomaly at Firetower and additional holes will test a previously un-drilled area at Firetower East where new targets were identified by last year’s 3D Induced Polarisation (3DIP) survey. All required regulatory approvals have been received and drilling is expected to commence at Firetower in one week.

Gervaise Heddle, Chief Executive Officer, commented: “We are very pleased to have commenced field activities ahead of a drill programme that could begin to unlock the true potential of this project. The current programme is designed to test sections of the large chargeability anomaly, approximately 1000 m long, that was identified by the results of last year’s 3DIP survey. Importantly, the results of that earlier survey illustrated that the existing sub-surface gold mineralisation identified by previous drilling at Firetower is spatially associated with the 3DIP anomaly.”

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