Brighton Mining Group plans to undertake aeromagnetics on its Antrong, Ropoah and Kang Roland North concessions during the current quarter. The company is able to resume exploration at its prospects following the wet season which curtailed field activities during the previous quarter.
At Antrong the company will also undertake ground geophysics; follow-up trenching on high grade auger infill locations; and follow-up drilling over old targets.
Work this quarter at Ropoah will also include infill auger drill sampling and trenching to test the anomalous zones in the northeast part of the concessions.
At Kang Roland North additional work this quarter will include infill auger drill sampling on the western side of the concession to test previous high grade results; possible ground geophysics from the western intrusive depending on results from infill auger sampling; trenching along the margins of the alteration zone where high grade results have been located; and an initial auger drill program over the eastern part of the concession to test stream sediment results and initial testing for rare earth elements.
Brighton Mining Group holds a 70% joint venture interest in the Antrong project area which is about 230km northwest of Phnom Penh in the mineral-rich province of Mondulkiri. This area is about 9km north-northwest of Renaissance Minerals’ Okvau project. It covers three separate concessions known as Antrong, Ropoah and Kang Roland North, which are subject to a single mineral licence granted to Sun Hill Minerals, a Cambodian company in which Brighton has a 70% shareholding.
From July to December Cambodia experiences very high rainfall, making access to the company’s concessions very difficult. During this period the company focused on analysing previous data and planning for exploration work in the first half of 2014.
In the previous quarter road work was completed to enable easier and more efficient access to the Antrong project area. Some basic reconnaissance field work was completed in the southwest of the Antrong concession with the object of accessing some old illegal workings along with outcropping mineralization in the area to design appropriate exploration programs for the dry season.
At Kang Roland North the company re-established the satellite camp site and began extensive planning of the exploration programs on the back of the last phase of exploration results.
During December Brighton Mining Group announced that it would bids for Australian unlisted public companies Asia Minerals Corporation and Brighton Mining Ltd (BML).
Asia Minerals is developing a high-grade manganese operation in the West Timor region of Indonesia which is moving into production. BML holds a 70% stake in and is controller of Summer Gold Investment Private, is a Cambodian registered company holding two mineral concession areas – Kang Roland South in Mondulkiri province and Ouyadav in Ratanakiri province.