The company claims that the project is highly prospective with copper-gold deposits.

Rubianna managing director Dr Steve Batty said: "It’s exciting to finally have the opportunity to test the Killara targets which the Company has been developing over the last couple of years."

The company has identified four target areas ranging in length from 0.5 to 2.5 km, and they are distributed along the same magnetically anomalous horizon between the Killara and Johnson Cairn Formations.

It has also recorded coincident anomalous soil assays of 270ppm copper, 185ppb of gold, 150ppm of zinc and 30ppm of lead.

Meanwhile, Rubianna expects the drilling test results within three to four weeks from completion of drilling.