THE DRILL SERGEANT: Gateway Mining (ASX: GML) is progressing with an ongoing Reverse Circulation (RC) drilling program at the company’s 100 per cent-owned Gidgee gold project in Western Australia.
Gateway Mining declared the drilling to date has produced an excellent outcome, being ahead of the original schedule.
The positive progress has encouraged the company to extend the program until the end of November, which will result in a total of 11,000 metres for 94 holes being drilled compared to the original 8,000m program.
Gateway indicated that on completion of the RC drilling, a planned air-core drilling program will commence that will continue through to the end of the exploration field season in mid-December.
“The aim of the RC drilling is to target immediate extensions to the Whistler and Montague gold deposits, as well as undertake first-pass drill testing of a series of high-priority targets along the granodiorite contact,” Gateway Mining explained in its ASX announcement.
“In addition to this, the air-core drilling is designed to commence systematic testing of large strike extensions of the prospective granodiorite contact that have never previously been tested.
“Initial samples from the program have been submitted to the laboratory for assay and results will be reported as they come to hand.”