Southern Cross Gold Ltd (ASX:SXG) now has two rigs drilling at the Rising Sun and Apollo shoots at Sunday Creek in Victoria in Australia.
The company plans to optimise rig utilisation from month’s end and will add another drill crew to effectively increase drill capacity by 250% (up from the single shift, single rig that has been operational to date).
“We are extremely happy to have the second drill rig operational at Sunday Creek with two additional drill crews which demonstrates our confidence in the project,” Southern Cross Gold’s Managing Director, Michael Hudson, says.
“We have already drilled over 13,500 metres at Sunday Creek in less than two years and now more metres will be drilled faster to continue to delineate gold-antimony mineralisation, with results delivered more often.
“We also look forward to receiving results from the pending drill holes that have been sent to the assay laboratory, especially from the two prioritised drill holes drilled in the main axis of the Apollo shoot (SDDSC038-39), targeted 60 m above and 40 m below drillhole SDDSC033 (119.2m @ 3.2 g/t Au and 0.4% Sb (3.9 g/t AuEq).”
The Sunday Creek epizonal-style gold project is located 60 km north of Melbourne within 19,365 hectares of granted exploration tenements.
SXG is also the freehold landholder of 132.64 hectares that forms the key portion in and around the drilled area at the Sunday Creek Project.
The second drill rig is an electric rubber track mounted rig that has been specially designed to reduce noise and minimise its environmental impact.
For further information please visit: https://www.southerncrossgold.com.au/