Auroch Minerals (ASX: AOU) Awards Drill Contract for Maiden Drilling Programmes.
· Maiden exploration drill programmes to be undertaken by DDH1 Drilling
· Drilling is expected to commence this month, with up to 5,000m of RC and diamond drilling planned concurrently at Arden and Bonaventura Projects
· Arden drill programme to target high-grade zinc, copper and cobalt mineralisation across 3 identified prospects
· Bonaventura drill programme to explore for high-grade zinc, copper and gold mineralisation across 4 high-priority target areas
· Drilling programmes are fully-funded from strong balance sheet
Cadence currently owns approximaltey 7% of the equity in Auroch Minerals, which is an exploration company targeting principally zinc, cobalt and lithium.
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