Reverse circulation drilling has kicked off at Great Northern Minerals’ Big Rush gold project, 200km west of Townsville.
The 1000m program is designed to back up historic results and help build a JORC resource for the project.
It will focus on the central pit area at Big Rush, the largest former producing gold mines among the three that make up the company’s Golden Ant group of projects in North Queensland.
Great Northern Minerals has recently completed a 639m drill program of eight holes at Golden Cup, with Eagle Drilling from Charters Towers carrying out the work.
Assay results are expected from the Intertek laboratory in Townsville in coming weeks.
Perth-based Great Northern Minerals acquired the Golden Ant group of projects in August in a deal with Q-Generate.
The package includes the former Camel Creek, Golden Cup and Big Rush operations, which produced more than 150,000 ounces of gold in their time using simple heap leach surface mining methods.