Air Core Drilling at Bell Valley Porphyry Target Area
In February, drilling commenced at the Belgravia Project via 127 aircore holes targeting interpreted porphyries at Bell Valley Target Area which lies in the same rocks that host the giant Cadia-Ridgeway mine 35km south and Alkane Resources Boda discovery 65km north
The drill program was completed by local drilling contractor Durock Drilling Pty Ltd over three prospects: Bella, Lara 1 and Lara 2, which are part of the Copper Hill and Larras Lee Igneous Complexes. The former is host to the Copper Hill copper-gold deposit, which lies 2.7 km immediately southwest of the drilling and is the subject of a Pre-feasibility Study.
Drilling was to blade refusal seeking signals related to large porphyry-style gold and copper systems, beneath Tertiary regolith, in magnetically complex zones of the Molong Volcanic Belt (MVB). The MVB is the same Ordovician volcanic belt which hosts the giant Cadia-Ridgeway mine and recent Boda discovery by Alkane Resources. See intitia drill hole locations (right).