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Thursday, October 22, 2015
THE DRILL SERGEANT: Companies getting busy on the drill bit this week include, Interim Resources, Mining Projects, Antipa Minerals, and Argent Minerals.

Deep Diamond Drilling at Kempfield

Argent Minerals (ASX: ARD) has commenced an extended reach, deep diamond drilling program at the company’s Kempfield polymetallic project in New South Wales.

The first of two diamond drilling rigs arrived at site on Wednesday 21 October 2015, to commence drilling the first hole of the planned seven hole program.

An additional drill rig will mobilise to Kempfield within the next few days to commence drilling the second hole in parallel with the first hole for an accelerated start to the program.

The deep diamond drilling program will test the high-grade base and precious metals potential identified by Argent at Kempfield featuring zinc, lead, silver and potentially, gold, with the first two holes testing for extensions to known mineralisation at depth, and obtaining important stratigraphic information.

The program will test beneath the relatively shallow region of historical drilling, which left the majority of the deposit open below 120 metres depth.


Drilling at Calibre as part of Rio JV

Antipa Minerals (ASX: AZY) has kicked off the Calibre follow-up Phase 2 Reverse Circulation (RC) drilling program.

The drilling is being carried out as part of the initial $3 million expenditure commitment under the company’s recently announced Farmin Agreement with Rio Tinto (ASX: RIO).

The RC program is estimated to take up to six weeks, dependent upon a decision to proceed with the contingent Stage 3 portion of the program.

Assay results are expected to follow completion of drilling.

The RC program will involve up to 30 RC drillholes and up to 5,000m to be divided into three stages extending up to 3.5 kilometres along strike from the northern most Calibre North drilling.

The main objectives of this three stage RC drilling program are to extend the limits of the North Calibre high-grade gold-copper mineralisation to a total strike length of 1.6 to 3.9km and potentially identify regions of increased gold grade.


Drilling to start at Roe Hills Nickel Project

Mining Projects (ASX: MPJ) plans to undertake up to 5000 metres of RC and diamond drilling at the company’s Roe Hills project, located in the Kambalda nickel field of Western Australia before the end of the year, to test a series of priority targets.

Mining Projects said its drilling contractor, DDH1 Drilling, has commenced mobilisation of a multi-purpose RC/diamond rig to the Roe Hills nickel project, with drilling anticipated to commence by early next week.

The initial phase of drilling will be undertaken at the Talc Lake prospect, located at the southern end of a 40 kilometre ultramafic sequence at Roe Hills, before moving on to test other newly identified target areas including Point Perchance, Roe 1 and Roe 2 and Hooton.


Menzies Drilling Campaign Commences

Intermin Resources (ASX: IRC) has commenced drilling at the company’s Menzies project area in the North Eastern Goldfields of Western Australia, 130 kilometres north of Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

The program, totalling 43 holes, will comprise RC drilling at four of the company’s high-priority drill targets to a maximum depth of 140 metres and test both strike and depth extensions beyond current mineralised envelopes.