Australia-based Jervois Mining has started a drilling programme at its Idaho Cobalt Operations (ICO) near Salmon in the US.
The initial 2,000m diamond core drilling programme targets the main lens of the Ram deposit to supply metallurgical samples for testing. It is expected to support the ongoing Feasibility Study (FS) update.
Using large diameter PQ size, the drilling will cover the majority of the core.
HQ core will also extend several drill holes to test the existence of footwall lenses at depth in the southern areas of the Idaho Cobalt Belt.
Jervois has additional plans for an infill drilling programme of up to 3,400m of HQ size diamond core drilling.