First Core In Nearly Two Decades Retrieved From WA Project
Viking Mines Limited (ASX: VKA) has commenced a Diamond Drilling (DD ) programme at the First Hit Project in Western Australia and the first DD core in more than 18 years has been retrieved from the project area.
All site preparation works have been completed for the Phase 1 drilling programmes incorporating 2,500m of DD and 6,000m of AC. Supporting infrastructure has been advanced with the establishment of field camp operations, core yard and fuel supplies for the full phase 1 drill programme.
Site preparation activities have been completed for all up and coming drilling activity. Miles Contracting from Kalgoorlie were engaged and have been using a wheel loader to establish 18 diamond drill pads for all the planned Phase 1 and Phase 2 DD programme.
All planned AC access tracks have been cleared across the First Hit tenements to allow access for the 6,000m AC drill programme
A field operations camp has been established and the CSA global exploration team is working on site.
Topdrive Drillers Australia (TDA) have been engaged for the Phase 1 DD programme. Drilling commenced with hole VDD001 to test down plunge extensions of mineralisation. HQ diameter diamond core is being retrieved and drilling is progressing towards the potential mineralised target.
CEO, Julian Woodcock, said that in total, 18 drillholes for 4,660m have been planned and been separated in to Phase 1 (11 holes for 2,508m) and Phase 2 (seven holes for 2,152m).
“In the 4 weeks since the acquisition of the First Hit Project, Viking have acted swiftly and have commenced on an aggressive Diamond Drill programme to test the potential of the First Hit mineralised system,” Mr Woodcock said.
“This coupled with the impending start of the Air Core programme will allow us to rapidly advance the opportunity to extend from the known mineralisation and give the potential to discover new mineralised shoots.”