Trigg sets sights on 2024 Drummond Basin drilling

Gold and base metals explorer Trigg Minerals (ASX:TMG) is gearing up to launch a fresh drilling campaign in northern Queensland following an ‘extensive’ desktop program for its Drummond Basin Project. 

The company says while extreme weather events in northern Queensland may have hindered its ability to get out on the ground at its recently acquired project, it has still identified several epithermal gold targets for follow-up work through a project-wide analysis of technical datasets.

Alongside technical consultancy partner Global Ore Discovery, Trigg has now outlined targets for follow-up work across all 5 Old Glenroy, Sandalwood Creek, and Mt Wyatt licences in the area. 

Now, Trigg and Global Ore are planning new geophysical programs to guide the final design of an upcoming drilling program in the Drummond Basin area. This drilling work will focus on the priority targets identified by Trigg to date, and the company says it is receiving tenders from several ‘high-quality’ drilling contractors for the planned work. 

The 2024 drilling program is currently slated to begin late in the first quarter or early in the second quarter of 2024, depending on the weather. 

Trigg Chairman Timothy Morrison says the company’s ‘significant’ desktop work has continued to advance the Drummond Basin project even as weather conditions kept the company off-site. 

Working on the extensive historical database as part of the acquisition of the Drummond assets has enabled TMG to identify high-value targets across the project area. 

As this work continues, we are now looking to hit the ground running and are planning a drilling program to test these targets to potentially commence later this quarter.”

“we are now looking to hit the ground running and are planning a drilling program to test these targets to potentially commence later this quarter”

Morrison adds that the company is also working to finalise a transaction with fellow ASX-listed Boadicea (ASX:BOA) for a 90% interest in 4 new licence areas to expand its footprint in the northern Queensland region.

As part of its desktop work with Global Ore, Trigg compiled surface geochemistry and geology data, soil sampling data from multiple historical campaigns, and government airborne and surface geophysics data for analysis.

The partners converted this data into digitally accessible formats and, through the analysis work, outlined the ‘high-priority’ Breccia Hill, Bunyip, Quartz Ridge, Limey Trend, Buried Hatchet and Charlie’s Mine targets. 

Trigg says as work progresses, it expects to outline more priority targets in the Drummond Basin area. 

Write to Joshua Smith at Mining.com.au

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