Minotaur Exploration (ASX: MEP) has obtained the final approval of access tracks for drilling of the Aphrodite IOCG target in central South Australia.
Local roads remain affected by recent heavy rain limiting access by heavy vehicles at present, with drill operations expected to commence in late September and continue through to early October.
Drilling at the Louth Project in western New South Wales has been affected by persistent rain, and operations there have halted.
Subject to re-opening of tracks, drilling at Louth is expected to continue from mid to late September, with the rig then moving to Aphrodite.
Following this, the rig will be employed for the remainder of the year at Mutooroo in eastern South Australia on base metal and magnetite target evaluation.