Latitude Consolidated Commences Murchison Phase 2 Drilling

THE DRILL SERGEANT: Latitude Consolidated (ASX: LCD) has kicked off its Phase 2 exploration program for the company’s Murchison gold project in Western Australia.

Latitude Consolidated will commence drilling at the Turnberry South target location with RC drilling infilling and testing a thick high-grade south plunging shoot.

This will be followed by drilling at Turnberry Central were broad high-grade mineralisation remains open at depth.

In addition to the RC drilling, Latitude has diamond drilling service provider on board, ready to mobilise to site in the December quarter to complete diamond tails for several deeper targets within the Turnberry Central zone.

To keep things moving, aircore drilling is scheduled to commence at St Anne’s in the December quarter as drilling at Turnberry concludes, with the company eager to follow up previous broad high-grade drill results at that prospect where anomalous gold is observed over 500m of strike.

“We are excited to be getting our second exploration field program underway at the Murchison gold project,” Latitude Consolidated CEO Tim Davidson said in the company’s ASX announcement.

“Our Phase 1 exploration program, which we completed earlier this year, was designed as an advanced greenfield program testing a number of areas on our tenure where previous exploration has shown there to be high-grade mineralisation.

“Our drilling confirmed this and provided valuable information as we advance each of those prospects.

“Our upcoming Phase 2 exploration program is a very targeted brownfield drilling program focussing on the near mine high-grade mineralisation which is important for both growth and confidence in the resources as the company advances the project to development ready.

“We are exceedingly confident in the quality of our Murchison gold project, and I look forward to providing further updates over the coming weeks as the exploration program progresses.”