Pancontinental Uranium and its partner Crossland Uranium Mines have reported on the recommencement of drilling at Charley Creek, Northern Territory, Australia.

Drilling at the REE project at Charley Creek began 31 March near the site of the bedrock REE discovery announced 9 March 2011.

The drill program, contracted by Crossland to specialist air-core operators, Budd Drilling, will extend for six weeks.

It is anticipated that over 8,500m of drilling will be completed in 250 to 300 holes, depending on depths to hard rock.

The first 50 holes will be drilled to scope the area immediately around the REE discovery hole.

The Cattle Creek prospect was revealed by the re-assaying for REE of samples collected in a 2008 Crossland exploration program for uranium.

Following completion of the scoping drilling at Cattle Creek, the rig will move to the Cockroach Dam Prospect, where sampling of an alluvial resource will be advanced.

This drilling should finalize the field work required to produce an initial resource estimate from the Cockroach Dam Alluvial deposits.