Terrain Minerals has commenced planning for the stage 1 drill program at its Great Western Gold Project after reviewing the findings of a report conducted by Senior Geologist Trevor Bradley.
Mr Bradley – who was tasked with reviewing data and designing a strategy of advancing the project to the mine approval stage – suggested a 2 stage drill program aimed at better defining known mineralisation within the pit shells.
“The application for the Program of Works is underway for stages 1 & 2 and the planning for stage one has commenced,” the company told the ASX.
“A drilling contractor will be appointed shortly with the aim of commencing as soon as possible.”
Stage one drilling consists of seven-hole drill program totalling ~ 612m of RC and is aimed at infilling gaps in the eastern end of the pit to lift 42% of the JORC from Inferred to Indicated status so it can included in the pre-feasibility study.
“The other 14 holes for the remaining ~ 408m target several open sections within the central and western zones,” reads the statement.
“The top 30m has known mineralisation coming to surface; this material requires more definition drilling and has the potential to have major effect on the projects capital requirements and early cash flow.”
Terrain Minerals said additional works include capturing sufficient sample material for metallurgical analysis and ensuring robust QA/QC protocols and analysis occur.
The Great Western Project is located 68km north of Leonora and 1km from the Goldfield Highway on Weebo pastoral leases and forms part of the historic Wilsons Patch mining area.