Tethyan Resources has completed its planned four diamond drill hole programme for a total of 2127.6 metres on the Rudnitza copper-gold porphyry prospect within the Suva Ruda exploration permit located in Serbia.
The drilling programme, which was operated by contractor Drillex International d.o.o., successfully achieved the company's objectives through consistent drilling rates and positive local community support.
The last of the drill core samples have been dispatched to ALS Laboratories in Bor, Serbia, where they would be prepared for gold and multi-element assay.
Additionally, Tethyan would submit a sub-set of samples for check assay at a second laboratory as a part of its Quality Control and Quality Assurance (QA/QC) procedures, as such the results of all four drill holes are expected to be received and released by the Company in mid-August.
Tethyan was immediately rehabilitating the drilling sites and access roads in accordance with recent warranties which Tethyan made to the Raska municipality and Rudniza community, demonstrating the Company's commitment to sustainable operation.
Additionally Tethyan has now completed a comprehensive programme of engagement with local landowners, the municipality, utility companies and law enforcement agencies throughout the area of the planned TITAN Induced Polarisation ("IP") geophysical survey, resulting in positive feedback for land access.
The survey has been commissioned to commence in late-August following the harvest of key crops. Maps detailing the location of the ten planned IP survey lines can be found on the Company's website.