Greatland Gold Plc is preparing to lodge a program of work application for a drill program focused on the Empress prospect, located in the northeastern area of its early stage Ernest Giles gold project in Western Australia.
The company is planning a program comprising 20 reverse circulation drill holes totaling about 5,000 meters, according to its Jan. 24 news release.
Surface sampling at Empress has delineated a gold-in-soil anomaly measuring 3 kilometers by 1 kilometer, with a peak value of 338 parts per billion of gold. Drilling will aim to further define the target and test for mineralization in the wider area.
Greatland anticipates approval by the end of February, with pre-drilling fieldwork to begin in early March.