Kalimantan Gold and its joint venture partner Tigers Realm Minerals have received full support from the local government, community and village leaders to continue planned exploration activities at the Jelai gold project in north-eastern Kalimantan.
The companies have completed the scheduled community consultation sessions and are continuing with the community development programs aimed at contributing to the welfare of the local residents. The programs involve training residents from three local villages in forage and fodder cultivation, farming, animal husbandry and small business development.
Kalimantan Gold was granted permission to explore 11 of the Jelai gold prospects covering 4675 hectares by the Indonesian Forestry Minister in November 2011.
The joint venture partners have a technical team on site and have already refurbished the office, commenced construction of a base camp, repaired the access road and established contracts for fuel supplies
A base camp at the main Mewet prospect is also near completion, with drilling scheduled to start later this month. The first phase of drilling will comprise 30 holes across 8000 metres. The first proposed hole will target high grade shoots at deeper levels of epithermal gold-silver mineralization intersected in a shallow hole last year as part of the project’s due diligence revealing 9.5 metres @ 7.08 grams/tonne gold.