First Au has engaged Deepcore Drilling to complete a 14-hole diamond drill program over about 2000m at the Dogwood porphyry copper-molybdenum-gold project in Victoria.
The drill rig arrived on site late last week and drilling began over the weekend.
Historic drilling undertaken in the early 1980s by Anglo Australian American Prospecting, followed by further drilling conducted by CRA in 1993 and 1994, had indicated that a significant copper anomaly was present across a large 4 x 2 kilometre area.
The drilling undertaken by CRA in 1993-1994 showed a laterally extensive supergene chalcocite oxide copper mineralisation open in all directions.
With the emergence of a new structural and mineralisation model for the district, the purpose of the program is to test for a ‘structurally modified’ mineralised system across the project with a series of drill holes designed to test the extent of the supergene, definition of hypogene, structural and litho-type host and to assess the further potential of the project.
First Au will provide updates throughout the drilling program.
The miner is an Australian focused advanced gold and base metals exploration company listed on the Australian Securities Exchange, pursuing a well-funded and aggressive exploration program at its 100 per cent-owned Gimlet Gold project near Kalgoorlie in Western Australia, the Victorian Goldfields Project in East Gippsland and recently announced Mable Creek project in South Australia.
First Au has an experienced team using modern exploration ideas and techniques in strategically placed ground positions to enable the company to make major discoveries.