Dr Boucher has extensive exploration experience in the region, and has now visited most of the known prospects and carried out geological mapping in key zones. A programme of geochemical sampling at the higher priority prospects is already underway, and this will help define drill targets.
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Drilling will take place in the first half of 2018 is being planned and will include the HR3 area and the Blue Moon and Black Cat prospects within the Bailieston licence; the Monte Christo and Bung Bong prospects within the Avoca licence; and the magnetic anomaly within the Moormbool licence.
Drilling in each area is subject to satisfactory results from the geochemical surveys which began this month, and receipt of all necessary government and landowner consents.
All required consents have already been obtained for drilling in the HR3 area and at the Black Cat prospect within the Bailieston licence.
ECR will announce the final composition of the drilling programme and the intended start date after the planning has been finalised.