Alto Metals Limited (ASX: AME) has brought a a second reverse circulation (RC) rig to accelerate drilling priority targets at the Lords Corridor as part of its 2021 exploration programme at its Sandstone Gold Project in Western Australia.
Managing Director, Matthew Bowles, said the second rig will help accelerate drilling activity with approximately 24,000m o the planned 30,000m programme remaining.
We are excited to have a second rig on site to accelerate the aggressive 30,000m RC drilling campaign that is currently underway along the +3 kilometre Lords Corridor,” Mr Bowles said.
“With recent results from a major step-out hole highlighting another new mineralised zone along the Lords Corridor, we are really excited about the potential that is starting to emerge at our Sandstone Gold Project.
“With two rigs now drilling at Lord Henry, Lord Nelson and a number of other priority targets, we are really looking forward to seeing the drilling demonstrate the significant potential that we continue to see at the Sandstone Gold Project.”
Drilling is also continuing at the Lord Henry open pit with the first RC rig targeting depth extensions of known mineralisation, highlighted by the recent IP survey, before moving on to test strike and depth extensions at Lord Nelson.
The second RC rig has initially been mobilised to the Orion Lode, to test strike and depth extensions to known mineralisation, before being moved to test regional targets, including a planned 8,000m at Vanguard and an initial 2,000m at Chance, with up to $150,000 co-funded through the WA State Government Exploration Incentive Scheme (EIS).
The first RC rig will remain drilling at the Lords Corridor, including to test the new 32m thick zone of mineralisation identified from step-out drilling, over 800m south of the Orion Lode. Initial planning is underway as it is likely that the current program will be significantly expanded, subject to initial results.