Scorpion Minerals Limited (ASX: SCN) has commenced the second phase of a planned Reverse Circulation (RC) drilling campaign at its Pharos Project located approximately 50kms north west of Cue in the Murchison district of WA.
The company recently completed a 28 hole, 2,482m Phase One RC drilling programme focused on confirming and defining historical intersects of gold in previous drilling, testing below outcrop and workings recently shown to contain gold mineralisation.
Results from four of 28 holes completed have been reported to date, including a significant result of 3m @ 18.0 g/t Au from 4m at the Lantern prospect, with the remaining assay results delayed.
To take advantage of drill rig availability, the company brought forward its planned 2,500 metres of follow up RC drilling.
With drilling now commenced it is planned to complete half of this meterage in the short term, with the ability to complete the programme once Phase One results are returned.
Phase 2 drilling will include extensional drilling at Salt Flat and Olivers Patch – where promising vein intercepts were encountered- along with follow up drilling at Lantern, extensional drilling of the Beacon section, and initial drilling across additional workings in the area such as Terrys South.