THE DRILL SERGEANT: Red 5 Limited (ASX: RED) is soon to commence a new program of exploration and resource drilling to test a series of priority gold targets located within an economic trucking radius of the company’s Darlot gold mine in Western Australia.
Red 5 indicated the program will test gold targets located at the Cables and Mission and Great Western gold deposits which are both subject to recent Option Agreements, as well as the Taranaki Trend, the Ockerburry Project and the Darlot Project tenements.
“The new regional surface drilling program at Darlot is an important addition to our already expanded drilling program for FY2020 – which includes a previously announced budget of 120,000 metres of planned drilling across the King of the Hills and Darlot assets,” Red 5 managing director Mark Williams said in the company’s announcement to the Australian Securities Exchange.
“The addition of over 11,000 metres of surface exploration and resource drilling reinforces our commitment to delivering growth through exploration.
“Following the recent Option Agreements for two ‘bolt-on’ resources at Great Western and Cables and Mission as part of the Darlot Mining Hub Strategy, we now have an expanded pipeline of exciting targets to test within an economic trucking radius of the Darlot Mill.
“These programs have the potential to quickly grow our resource base, make new discoveries and provide us with further targets for future follow-up.
“This multi-pronged strategy is consistent with our objective to meaningfully increase the mine life of the Darlot Operation – as part of our overall target of having two long-life, high-quality gold production centres operating in parallel as the cornerstone assets of a multi-asset, mid-tier gold producer.”