Greatland Gold commences drilling at Scallywag prospect
Published by Jessica Casey,
Global Mining Review,
Greatland Gold plc, a precious and base metals exploration and development company, has provided an update on its exploration activities in the Paterson region, Western Australia (excluding the Havieron Farm-in area).
- Drilling has commenced at the Scallywag prospect area (100% beneficially owned by Greatland) in the Paterson region following receipt of relevant cultural heritage approvals.
- The drilling campaign will initially focus on high-priority targets within the Scallywag prospect area including Kraken, Blackbeard and London.
Airborne electromagnetic survey
- Airborne Electromagnetic (AEM) survey has commenced, covering 1033 line km across the western portion of Greatland’s Paterson project.
- The survey aims to identify conductive responses related to massive sulfide mineralisation across western parts of the Havieron and Paterson Range East licences, and the whole of the Black Hills licence.
Gervaise Heddle, CEO of Greatland Gold plc, commented: “We are very excited to be moving forward with systematic drill testing of high-priority targets in the Paterson region. These targets were identified by previous geophysical and geochemical surveys across our Paterson licences, and many of these targets display similar geophysical characteristics to our nearby Havieron gold-copper deposit, where ongoing drilling under a Farm-in with Newcrest has returned a series of outstanding results.”
Paterson Project background
The Paterson project comprises three granted licences (Havieron, Paterson Range East and Black Hills) and one licence application (Rudall), located in the Paterson region of northern Western Australia. The four licences collectively cover more than 450 km2 and are prospective for Telfer and Havieron style gold-copper deposits.
Drilling will initially focus on high-priority targets within the Scallywag prospect area including Kraken, Blackbeard and London. Once the initial phase of drilling is complete at Scallywag, the company expects to continue with drilling of additional high-priority targets on its Paterson Range East licence including Goliath and Los Diablos and Parlay on its Black Hills licence.
In addition to the drill programme, a high-resolution helicopter borne electromagnetic survey utilising NRG’s XciteTM AEM system has commenced. The AEM survey comprises 1033 line km covering the western parts of the Havieron and Paterson Range East licences and complete coverage of the Black Hills licence. Flight line spacing will be 200 m, closing to 100 m spacing where increased resolution is required. The AEM survey aims to identify conductive responses related to the accumulation of massive sulphide mineralisation as observed at the company’s Havieron gold-copper deposit.
Read the article online at: https://www.globalminingreview.com/exploration-development/20082020/greatland-gold-commences-drilling-at-scallywag-prospect/
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