Precious and base metals exploration and development company Greatland Gold has commenced a 3.2km x 400m spaced mobile metal ion (MMI) surface geochemistry survey at Ernest Giles East in central Western Australia.
The company also intends to start a 1.6km x 200m ground gravity survey across the same area within the next few weeks.
The results of the exploration programme, which will be used to establish gold exploration targets for follow-up work and drilling, are likely to be declared next month.
Greatland Gold CEO Gervaise Heddle said: "This survey is a natural progression following the successful demonstration last year of the presence of large zones of gold mineralisation on the Western side of the Ernest Giles project.
“We hope that this new exploration programme will highlight the prospectivity of the new Eastern licences, licence areas where virtually no modern exploration has taken place, and confirm our belief in the potential of this exciting new gold district to host several multimillion-ounce deposits."
The exploration programme aims to demonstrate the broader potential for gold mineralisation.
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Covering around 600km², the project area comprises an 80km-long north-south trending sequence of rocks that represent an extension of the gold prospective Ernest Giles greenstone sequences.
In January, two gold mineralisation zones were identified at the Meadows target in the south-west corner of the project.