15/8/23 – Upcoming Exploration Activities
This notice is to update community members on Project Optimisation activities planned at the Bowdens Silver Project site at Lue and regional exploration within Exploration Licences as part of ongoing exploration for the Bowdens Silver Project.
Bowdens Silver Project Site (within MLA601):
Sterilisation and Exploration Drilling
Drilling is planned to continue at the Bowdens Silver Project near Lue, with a focus to sterilise a number of areas that are required for construction of infrastructure as part of the Mine Development. Drilling will predominantly be within the planned waste rock emplacement area and will commence in September 2023, continuing throughout 2024. Activities will mainly occur Monday to Friday in line with relevant government approvals.
Bulk Sample Program
A bulk sampling program is also planned to occur at the Bowdens Silver Project near Lue over approximately two weeks in September 2023. This will occur within the approved open cut pit area in three locations east of Maloneys Road. The program will involve the collection of approximately 21 tonnes of ore to inform further metallurgical test work and future ore recovery rates. This activity will occur Monday to Friday in line with relevant government approvals.
A seismic survey will be completed within eight of the Company’s Exploration Licences to commence in late August and continue throughout September 2023. The activity involves mechanically dropping a steel plate on the ground and measuring the seismic response via receivers placed approximately 10cm into the ground. It will be conducted along certain sections of the public road reserves of Bara-Lue Road, Maloneys Road, Pyangle Road, Botobolar Road, Bara Road, Wollar Road, Jennings Road, Bylong Valley Way and Cudgegong Road as well as private land. The activity will utilise a tractor or bobcat to generate the seismic source and typically moves quickly along pre-defined lines. Traffic management will be in place along the public roads to ensure the safety of road users and contractors. Access to private properties will not be impacted. The activity will occur Monday to Sunday in line with local and state government approvals.
Further information can be obtained by calling (02) 6373 6420, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org