Greatland Gold plc, the precious and base metals exploration and development company, has announced that the second drilling campaign has commenced on schedule at its 100%-owned Havieron project in the Paterson region of Western Australia.
Greatland’s new drilling programme at Havieron is testing the extent and direction of the high-grade zone of gold and copper mineralisation following excellent results from a maiden drill campaign carried out in April-May 2018.
The initial drill yielded excellent results, which included 121m at 2.93g/t gold and 0.23% copper from 497m, including 11.5m at 21.23g/t gold and 0.67% copper from 568.5m (HAD001), and 21m at 3.79g/t gold 0.44% copper from 418m (HAD003). Significantly, the first campaign established the presence of a zone of high-grade mineralisation (peak grades 137.69g/t gold and 4.11% copper) and demonstrated the potential for Havieron to represent a very large mineralised system.
The new drilling campaign at Havieron, which commenced today, consists of up to ten core holes to a depth of 600 metres each for a total of approximately 6,000 metres. The drilling programme is designed to further determine the extent and direction of the high-grade zone of mineralisation at Havieron that was detected in Greatland’s maiden drilling campaign conducted earlier this year.
Gervaise Heddle, Chief Executive Officer, commented: “We are excited to be on the ground and pushing forward with our second major drilling campaign at Havieron following the excellent results from the first campaign which established a zone of high-grade gold mineralisation peaking at almost 4.5 ounces gold per tonne.
“The results from the first drill programme, combined with independent geophysical modelling, indicate that Havieron has the potential to represent a very large mineralised system.”