Camel Creek drilling kicks off as gold prices soar
Great Northern Minerals has announced the start of its maiden drilling campaign at the site – the largest system of its three North Queensland gold projects based on historical workings.
Eagle Drilling NQ is carrying out the work, which will include 15 holes for about 2180m and comes as gold prices hit highs above $US1900 an ounce.
Camel Creek is part of the Golden Ant group of projects Great Northern Minerals acquired in August 2019, which also includes the former Big Rush and Golden Cup gold mines.
At Camel Creek a total of 28 pits were mined over a 4km strike length, with more than one million tonnes of ore extracted for treatment by the heap leach process.
Ore below the pit was sulphide bearing and could not be recovered through that process. Great Northern says most pits were shallow (12-25m deep) when terminated.
Great Northern said the current drill campaign was designed to follow up on drill intersections recorded from old pit floors including 12m at 8.4g/t gold, 22m at 2.94 g/t gold and 9m at 10.4g/t gold.
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