Alligator Energy has commenced drilling at the Beatrice Project in the Northern Territory, Australia, to determine high-grade uranium mineralization.
The company has planned a 3,500m shallow drilling program at the project to test three priority targets, based on recent geophysical and geochemical surveys.
Alligator intends to complete the drilling program by the end of October.
Drilling program has started at the BT-4 prospect, which is targeting a high north-south trending SAM conductor extending over 1,000m.
The BT-4 anomaly is situated 2km north of the Beatrice Prospect along strike from the SAM conductor, magnetic and uranium mineralisation and soil anomalism, which determines the Beatrice Prospect drill target.
Once the initial drill testing at BT-4 is completed, the drilling will move to the Beatrice Prospect, which will target a potential southerly extension to previously discovered high grade mineralization.
The completed soil and ground radiometric surveys over Beatrice Prospect demonstrated high uranium and radiogenic isotope anomalies, expanding more than 200m south from the known high grade mineralisation to the edge of younger cover material.
The firm has planned drilling to collect weathered bedrock geochemical samples from beneath the young alluvial material for radiometric/geochemical analysis.