Variscan Mines Ltd.'s wholly owned subsidiary, Variscan Mines SAS, received formal approval from the French government for a drill program at its early stage St Pierre gold project.
The 1,300-meter combination reverse circulation and diamond drill program will test the Belleville and Ville Tirard gold targets, the company said Jan. 25.
Two traverses of 16 inclined, 60-meter deep reverse circulation holes, for about 1000 meters, are planned to test the anomaly across the interpreted east-northeast-striking shear zone at Belleville.
At Ville Tirard, two shallow diamond drill holes of about 150 meters each will aim to cross the projected position of the shear and attempt to intersect mineralization.
Drill rigs are expected to arrive at the site shortly, with drilling activities to begin upon preparatory work being finalized.