DEVELOPMENT of the Moonta Copper-Gold Project on the Yorke Peninsula is progressing, with the announcement by Adelaide Resources that an aircore drilling program is underway at the Alford West prospect.
Widespread copper and gold mineralisation was intersected at Alford West in 2013 and the current program will test for strike extensions to the deposit.
The program will also see the first ever drill testing of the nearby Blue Tongue target that was defined by a program of Field Portable X-Ray Fluorescence (FPXRF) soil geochemistry late last year.
Up to 12,000 metres of drilling will be undertaken, which is expected to take between two and three months to complete. Further FPXRF soil geochemical surveying is also underway.
The Alford West prospect is defined by a 3500 metre long copper anomaly evident in shallow auger drilling completed in the 1970s by past explorers. In 2013, Adelaide Resources completed aircore drilling over an 1100 metre interval of the target zone. A total of 122 holes were drilled for 8140metres, with widespread copper and gold mineralisation intersected.