Cave explorers check South Korean gold mine

  • Cave explorers descend into small historic gold mining shaft at the Weolyu South project in South Korea, confirming the target epithermal quartz vein at depth
  • Scout diamond drilling at another South Korean gold project, Kochang, returns brecciated quartz veins in drill hole KCDD002

Progress at Second South Korean Project Area: Weolyu South

Australian gold miner, Southern Gold Ltd (“Southern Gold”), advises that the novel use of cave explorers has been employed to initiate exploration on a second gold- silver project in South Korea, Weolyu South, located about 150km southeast of the capital Seoul (Figure 1).

A small team of South Korean cave explorers (Photo 2 and 3) was engaged to gain access to the bottom of a small shaft within an artisanal scale mine at Weolyu South (approximately 20m below surface). This enabled the exploration team to confirm, in a qualitative fashion, the target of the old mine workings.

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