Northern Minerals (ASX: NTU) has commenced grade control drilling and the camp expansion at Browns Range as part of the pilot plant project. 2800m of drilling is being completed at Gambit West and Wolverine while the camp is being expanded to 49 rooms. MACA is expected to mobilise its mining fleet to site in June.
- Grade control drilling at Gambit West and Wolverine pits has commenced
- 2,800m RC drill program on 6m x 5m pattern
- Accommodation camp expansion underway
Australian heavy rare earths developer, Northern Minerals Limited (ASX: NTU) is pleased to announce grade control drilling and the expansion of the accommodation camp has commenced at the Browns Range Pilot Plant Project in northern Western Australia.
Approximately 2,800m of Reverse Circulation (RC) grade control drilling will be undertaken at the Gambit West and Wolverine open pits, encompassing the areas to be mined in the pilot phase.
Drilling will be undertaken on a nominal 6m x 5m pattern at Wolverine and the high- grade core of Gambit West, expanding to 12.5m x 5m in areas where there is greater confidence in grade continuity.
Expansion of the existing accommodation camp to from 21 to 49 rooms has also commenced. In addition to increasing the number of rooms, the expansion includes installation of a larger kitchen/diner and additional ablution and laundry facilities.
The drilling program and camp expansion will be completed ahead of the arrival of the main MACA mining and bulk earthworks fleet in early June 2017.