Weststar Signs Drilling Agreement with Derexadmin
Weststar Resources Corp. announce it has signed a Letter of Intent with Derex Drilling Services Ltd., to begin a first phase drill program on the Company’s Tobin Lake Coal prospect located 60 kilometers N.E. of Nipawin, Saskatchewan.
The Company will initiate an abbreviated first phase of drilling to consist of 5 to 8 holes from 50 to 100 meters in depth. This drill plan is designed to both ‘twin’ and validate the discovery hole drilled in 1994 identifying the 62 foot (18 meter) coal zone, including the 25 foot (7 meter) continuous coal seam at 156 to 181 feet (48 to 55 meters); while also serving to locate direction and limits of the coal seam as a means to better optimize and finalize a design and drill plan for a second phase.
The drilling process will consist of rotary hammer drilling down to immediately above the coal where then “split tube coring (HQ size)” through the coal seam maximizes recovery of the cored coal for later sampling and testing. Additionally, bore hole logging will be employed on each hole to provide Gamma, Neutron, and Density data to compliment and co-relate to the core logs.
This drilling method is significantly faster than conventional diamond drilling with the Company expecting completion of the program, including mobilization and de-mobilization, within a 2 to 3 week time frame.
Should the first phase drilling prove positive, the Company would look to propose and carry out a second phase of exploration with the intent of outlining potential coal resources within the property.
Weststar President, Mitchell Adam, commented, “We are very keen to have the commitment from our drilling contractor to deploy equipment and crew as soon as permitting and necessary engagements are in place. A program carried out during winter freeze allows for minimum impact while enhancing the Company’s ability to test the extent, trend, and quality of coal on this prospect. Should this seam be found in any adjacent or step-out holes, the Company can also begin building a measured, indicated and inferred coal resource in accordance with NI 43-101 standards.”