Northquest has commenced the second phase of exploratory drilling at the Pistol Bay Project in Nunavut, Canada.

The second phase will consist of at least 2,500m of diamond drilling at the project, which consists of 575km² of mineral rights covering a 35km strike length of prospective stratigraphy containing numerous gold occurrences.

The company will focus its drilling activities on three of the known occurrences, while it will release results of the drilling operation upon receipt and verification of the drilling assays.

Mineral exploration firm Northquest focuses on the acquisition, exploration and development of properties for gold and other minerals mining.