Red Rock Resources PLC said it has started a 2,000-metre drilling programme at the Central KKM gold prospect, the central part of its Mikei gold project (MGP) in Kenya, following the recent receipt of all permits.
The holes will be drilled to a depth of between 60 metres and 220 metres and there is a possibility of extending the drilling programme.
“I am extremely excited that we finally have the necessary permits for the drilling contractor to mobilize to site and start drilling,” said project manager Joseph Komu.
“We have 19 drill pads ready for the rig and the laboratory is ready to receive the first shipment of samples for assay in the coming weeks. We are optimistic that this initial programme will spur an extended drill programme that will advance the resource to the next stages of development.”
Elsewhere in the MGP, Red Rock said about 47% of an induced polarization survey has been conducted in the Masurura area of the eastern license and a magnetics survey has started at Kurutyange, also part of the eastern license.