Greatland Gold to commence new exploration programme at Ernest Giles in WA


Precious and base metals exploration and development company Greatland Gold is set to begin a new exploration programme at its Ernest Giles gold project in Western Australia (WA).

The new programme will be carried out at the Eastern tenements of the project.

According to the company, the area has not been subject to significant historical exploration, and the current programme will include mobile metal ion surface (MMI) geochemistry, broad-spaced gravity traverses and geological field reconnaissance.

Greatland Gold CEO Gervaise Heddle said: "This new exploration programme targeting the Eastern portion of the Ernest Giles gold project is designed with the same large-scale, 'big-company' approach to exploration that has already yielded significant benefits on other parts of the Ernest Giles project.

"Greatland's technical team have designed a systematic exploration programme, including both geochemical and geophysical elements, that seeks to demonstrate the potential for large gold camps on the Eastern portion of the project.”

The company expects to obtain the results of the exploration programme by September.

"Greatland's technical team have designed a systematic exploration programme, including both geochemical and geophysical elements, that seeks to demonstrate the potential for large gold camps on the Eastern portion of the project.”

The mandate of the programme is to evaluate the potential prospectivity of the new licences and establish gold exploration targets for further follow-up work.

Spread across a 600km² area, the Ernest Giles East project comprises a large north-south trending sequence of prospective rocks that represent an extension of the gold prospective Ernest Giles greenstone sequences.

The Ernest Giles project covers an area of more than 1,800km², containing over 200km of strike of gold and nickel prospective rocks.

A recent ground gravity survey across the Ernest Giles gold project identified additional targets suitable for gold mineralisation.