Brightstar Resources breaks ground at Cork Tree Well

16 January, 2024

Brightstar Resources has commenced a diamond drilling campaign at its Cork Tree Well (CTW) prospect, a crucial component of the Laverton gold project situated in Western Australia.

Brightstar Resources Managing Director, Alex Rovira, expressed enthusiasm for the initiation of the drilling campaign. He emphasised its significance in enhancing Brightstar’s understanding of the geological and geotechnical aspects within the CTW area.

Rovira stated, “Brightstar has commenced the maiden diamond drilling campaign at Cork Tree Well to generate information within the ore zones and the designed pit walls. This will provide essential material for metallurgical test work.”

Metallurgical and Geotechnical Focus in 2000m Drilling Program

The drilling initiative comprises a comprehensive 20-hole, 2000m program tailored for metallurgical and geotechnical purposes. The diamond drilling will specifically target open pit shells identified in a September 2023 scoping study.

Rovira also mentioned the expectation of assay results from reverse circulation drilling conducted at the Aspacia and link zone deposits at the Menzies gold project, with results anticipated in December.

The Menzies project resides in one of Western Australia’s historic gold fields. It is located 130km north of the significant gold deposits of Kalgoorlie. The Aspacia project is strategically positioned approximately 800m south of Brightstar’s Selkirk deposit, currently under joint venture mining with BML Ventures.

Advancements in Laverton Project

Rovira highlighted the progress of several significant workstreams at the Laverton project. The ongoing 5000m program is designed for extensional and infill drilling. The aim is to expand the existing resource at the Link Zone and potentially declare a maiden resource at Aspacia.

Excited about the current exploration activities, Rovira noted, “It is an exciting time to be drilling, growing our mineral resource base, completing the technical work for the PFS underway, and also seeing the progress our joint venture partners BML are making with the Selkirk mining campaign, due to conclude this quarter.”

Rovira expressed optimism about the potential positive cash flow generated from a successful mining campaign at Selkirk. He emphasised that such positive cash flow would enable Brightstar to continue funding exploration efforts across the Laverton and Menzies gold projects.