Navarre to begin gold exploration in October

Drilling is set to start at a group of gold projects north of  Bendigo in early October, after the exploration season kicked off yesterday.

Stawell-based gold exploration company, Navarre Minerals, began its season with a geophysics program at the Kingston Gold Project and will now look to further drill targets.

A 13,000 metre program of air-core and diamond drilling is planned at Tandarra, north of Bendigo with  the aim of scoping the gold exploration potential within a four kilometre long corridor of  near-surface mineralisation.

Navarre’s managing director, Geoff McDermott said he was looking forward to the explorations.

“We are excited to kick off the 2012-2013 exploration program and look forward to a steady flow of new results as we build on the success of our recent discoveries at Bendigo North and Kingston”.

It follows a diamond hole drilling program at its Tandarra project in July that recorded a “bonus” level of high-grade gold mineralisation.

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