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By Shane Lasley
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Nova ramping drills back up at Estelle

After COVID-19 hiatus, 2020 gold exploration resumes

Series: COVID-19 coverage | Story 31

Last updated 4/24/2020 at 4:03am

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Nova Minerals Ltd.

Drilling equipment and supplies staged ahead of being mobilized to the Estelle gold project via a winter ice road earlier this year. Following a brief COVID-19 hiatus, crews are remobilizing to resume an 18,500-meter drill program at this 2.5-million-ounce gold project in Alaska.

In what appears to be a positive turn for the 2020 exploration season in Alaska, Nova Minerals Ltd. is preparing to have drills turning again soon at its 2.5-million-ounce Estelle gold project.

The Australia-based explorer mobilized equipment and crews earlier this year to carry out an 18,500-meter 2020 phase-1 program at Estelle. Drilling got underway in February but was quickly wound down due...

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