Hunter Bay Minerals has reported that the company has started a diamond drill program at Sela Creek.
The shallow depth expansion of the mineralization located at Jons Pit will be targeted by the company’s primary holes. At Jons pit, saprolite has been explored by artisanal miners in near-surface open pits over 1.5 km long strike. The company will drill angled diamond holes off fence-lines, which are spaced 80 m away from a depth of 200 m in a vertical direction.
Canada-based SureCore Portable Diamond Drilling carries out the drill program with the help of a three engine, man-portable drilling rig. SureCore has exclusively worked in Suriname for more than five years and broadly operated for Newmont, IAMGold and many junior exploration firms located in Suriname.
The drill core will be dependent on geological and geotechnical logging and sampling conducted at the company’s core handling and camp plant located in Sela Creek. The company will send samples to a local airstrip, wherein those samples will be then shipped to The Assay Office in Paramaribo for groundwork and fire assaying.
Dr Chris Wilson, the Chief Executive Officer of Hunter Bay Minerals stated that the company is elated that the drill rig has been quickly mobilized than expected and to start drill program sooner that the proposed date. The company is excited to work with SureCore.