Source - SMW
Greatland Gold says the programme of work application for the Ernest Giles gold project has been approved and field operations have now begun. 

The company said  approval has been received from the Western Australian Department of Mines and Petroleum for the Programme of Work application for the Ernest Giles gold project and its field operations team are now on site at the Ernest Giles project and are preparing access tracks and drill locations.

   The Ernest Giles work programme includes plans for 6,000 meters of wide-spaced RC drilling that will target gold, arsenic and antimony anomalies identified by soil sampling and previous drilling.

 Greatland expects drilling to commence within the next four weeks and will update the market accordingly at that time.

Executive director Callum Baxter said: "We are very pleased to have commenced field operations at our 100% owned Ernest Giles project and, subject to weather conditions, we anticipate that drilling will commence within the next four weeks.

"The Ernest Giles project covers a significant portion of a large greenstone belt that has been subject to little historical exploration. The large greenstone belts in Western Australia host multiple million ounce gold deposits and our intention is determine whether similar deposits may be hosted within this remote and largely unexplored greenstone belt.

"We will continue to announce developments at the Ernest Giles project over the weeks ahead as the drill programme continues."

At 9:16am: (LON:GGP) Greatland Gold PLC share price was +0.02p at 0.26p