The initial drilling program is for six holes or about 2,800m, and the initial holes are to further test the two main zones explored to date – the T1 and T2 zones.

Golden Hope, in conjunction with SGS Canada-Geostat, has been reviewing the historical data on the Bellechasse Belt and more specifically the Bellechasse-Timmins gold deposit over the past few months.

The data at Bellechasse-Timmins are very encouraging and support a recommendation for additional drilling to outline the gold deposit at Bellechasse-Timmins, the company said.

According to the company, the Bellechasse Belt has great potential to produce other gold deposits similar to those found within the Bellechasse-Timmins area.