The Western Australian Department of Mines Industry Regulation has granted approval for Artemis Resources Limited to conduct ground disturbing activities, which includes drilling, at its 100 per cent owned Armada Project (E45/5276).
The 600 square kilometre Armada Project is located in the Paterson Range area of Western Australia, which surrounds the Greatland Gold Havieron gold/copper discovery on three sides.
This approval will allow for the drilling at seven targets identified by Artemis’ recent gravity and magnetic surveys on the Armada Project.
Before ground-disturbing activities take place, however, a heritage survey is required. Artemis states that planning is underway to have this completed as soon as possible.
Seismic lines 1987 NC87-13 transect Artemis’ Armada tenement. In 2018, a new seismic line (18GA-KB1) was completed, which is near the company’s proposed tenement acquisitions through Rincon Resources. A report on the seismic lines and data review is due in early October.
Artemis Resources Executive Director, Ed Mead, commented: “We have lodged a number of approval requests with the authorities for ground disturbance and drilling and we are pleased to have received our first set of approvals to drill at Armada.”
Furthermore, a report on the Hasties and Westin Prospects by CSA Global is nearing completion and will define Artemis’ next steps to best move these targets forwards.
Gold and copper mineralisation at Hasties is outcropping and at Westin the mineralisation has been intersected at 84 metres, with a depth of cover at approximately 70 metres.
The report will form the basis for exploration for the remainder of the 2019 field season.