Godolphin Resources ready to use diamond drills for a 900 meter excavation near Orange | West Central Daily

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A mining company operating near Yeoval is set to drill up to ten times deeper than it has done before. Godolphin Resources has announced that the initial program will consist of two diamond drill holes at a depth of 900 meters and will begin in early April. The company’s managing director, Jeneta Owens, said: “The planned drill program follows a thorough review of previous work undertaken on the project and will test mineralization that remains potentially open in all directions and at depth. The Mineral Resource Estimate (MRE) has not been tested to deeper than 90 metres. “This gives Godolphin the opportunity to evaluate extensions to the current ERM and expand our knowledge of mineralization controls, which will aid our future exploration of the Yeoval project.” The Yeoval site is located in the Lachlan Fold Belt and surrounds the town which lies approximately 80 km northwest of Orange. No holes were drilled south of the Yeoval prospect deeper than 90 meters, despite anomalous copper results reported in historical holes and confirmed by historical ground geochemistry. The first drill hole will be drilled south of the Yeoval prospect to test potential extensions to the south. The second drill hole was designed to test the source of the copper and gold anomalies from historical RC drilling results in soil, rock chips and at shallow depth on the Cyclops prospect, 2 km to the north from the current Yeoval site. The drilling program is expected to further knowledge of mineralization controls and aid future exploration of the Yeoval site by Godolphin. Our reporters work hard to provide local, up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can continue to access our trusted content: