Cortona Resources has received environmental approval from the federal government for the Dargues Reef gold mine at Majors Creek in New South Wales, Australia.

The firm is currently receiving designs and tenders for the box cut and access road, as part of advancing the development of Dargues Reef, and will award the contract following a review.

The reverse circulation drilling will test the new targets along the Copper Ridge near Dargues Reef, where the firm has identified gold and silver anomalism along 1km of strike.