6 May, 2022
First hole collared at Talgai Goldfields
Queensland Gold Hills has mobilised the drill rig and collared the first hole for an inaugural drilling campaign at the Big Hill property in the historic Talgai Goldfields.
The rig arrived at site on Saturday, 23 April and the team commenced drilling on the first hole the next day.
The launch of Queens-land Gold Hill’s initial field exploration program was announced on 1 March when the company initiated the first phase designed to verify the locations of historical drill collars, adits, and open-cut locations as well as to complete property-wide prospecting, rock sampling, soil sampling, and channel cutting in outcrops, historic workings, adits and other areas of interest for drill target identification.
This work continues in parallel with Phase 2 which will consist of 2,000 metres or approximately 20 holes by way of reverse circulation drilling at high priority targets.
Queensland Gold Hills is a Canadian company publicly-listed on the Canadian stock exchange TSX Venture.
Queensland Gold Hills CEO and Director, Blair Way said all aspects of the 2022 exploration campaign are proceeding well and the team has overcome a number of challenges to commence this drill program.
“It is very exciting to have this 2000 metre drill program on the Big Hill Gold Property underway and to be the first to apply modern exploration technology to these historic gold workings,” Mr Way said.
The Big Hill Gold Property consists of a single Exploration Permit which covers the historic mines of Big Hill, Queenslander, Monte Cristo and Sultan & Taylor of the Talgai Goldfield.
Talgai is one of eight historical Goldfields in the broader Warwick-Texas District, active in the late 19th century.