West Australian gold explorer Lodestar Minerals announced that it has submitted a Program of Works (POW) to the Western Australian Department of Mines & Petroleum for the upcoming RC drill program at the Big Sky prospect within its 100% owned Camel Hills project.
The company’s managing director Bill Clayton said the POW approval will enable a 1,000 metre RC program of 15-20 holes targeting extensions to the existing high-grade gold lode where previous RC drilling returned a number of ore grade intercepts including 6m at 6.6g/t gold from 13m and 6m at 20.3g/t gold from 21m.
“Drilling will centre on a 150m anomalous gold trend to the northeast and southwest of the high-grade lode, identified by a recently auger sampling program. Lodestar has begun short-listing drilling contractors to conduct the program and expects to select the successful contractor in the coming weeks,” Mr Clayton said in a statement to the ASX.
“The program will begin immediately following the receipt of POW approval, subject to weather conditions at the Camel Hills project area.”
Camel Hills is located within the Errabiddy Shear Zone at the boundary of the Archaean Narryer Terrane and Palaeoproterozaic rocks of the Glenburgh Terrance, 200 kilometres northwest of Meekatharra