Poseidon Nickel is set to carry out the largest diamond drilling program at Windarra since the 1980s, the miner says.
Poseidon has entered into an agreement which will see a diamond drill rig operate 24 hours a day for up to years, and could eventually double the total drilling work carried out on the site since its acquisition in 2005.
The drilling program began 20 March.
David Singleton, Poseidon managing director, said this drilling program will be the most expansive resource definition and exploration programme commitment made for Windarra.
He added that the miner has already identified the largest, high grade nickel sulphide resource of any exploration company in Australia.
“We have an embarrassment of riches when it comes to drilling targets,” Singleton stated.
The Windarra nickel project now has a JORC compliant resource of 97 767 tonnes of contained nickel.
This includes the Cerberus deposit which was first discovered in 2008.
This follows on from the miner’s refurbishment to kickstart operations at its Mt Windarra underground mine.