Republic Gold has commenced the first phase of a 10,000m drilling programme at the Amayapampa gold project in Bolivia.

The 60 drill-hole programme is expected to expand and optimise the mineral resources estimate at the project and provide geotechnical data for pit slope design optimisation.

It will also explore the currently prospective northern extension of the resource and the recently discovered high grade vein to the south-west of the main deposit, as well as provide final metallurgical samples.

The first of the three drill rigs has been mobilised on-site and remaining drill rigs will be mobilised in the coming weeks.