Cartier Resources Inc. said April 6 that its board approved a 50,000-meter drill program, to be undertaken over the next 15 months.
An 18-hole, 7,000-meter drill program is ongoing at the company's Wilson gold project. The program will test the depth extensions of four gold zones hosted within the Toussaint and Midrim gold structures
Drilling is expected to take until late May to complete.
Meanwhile, two drill rigs will be deployed to complete a 25,000-meter program at the Chimo gold project.
One drill rig will focus depth and lateral extensions of known high-grade gold mineralization, while the second rig will focus exclusively on drilling the depth extension along plunge of the main gold zone at the mine.
The program is slated to begin in June and is expected to be completed by December.
A 10,000-meter program at the Benoist gold project will focus on the new 2016 OreVision anomalies. Over 16 anomalies were selected as drill targets, of which eight have a geophysical signature similar to the Pusticamica gold deposit.
Additionally, SOQUEM Inc., Cartier's joint venture partner over the Fenton gold project, will operate a two-stage program at the property straddling late 2017 and early 2018.
The budget allows for the completion of a new OreVision or IPower survey over the deposit and its lateral extensions, in order to refine targets.
The company will undertake 8,000 meters of drilling to test the depth and lateral extensions of the Fenton deposit.