Junior explorer Norfolk Metals (ASX: NFL) has partnered with Perth-based ESG Capital to assist in the building of sustainable operations and values as it progresses towards maiden drilling at its Roger River gold project in Tasmania.
ESG will oversee the implementation and execution of the company’s strategic environmental, social and governance objectives to achieve net zero-carbon status.
It will also record baseline measurements across community and environmental compliance to assist the compilation of an inaugural sustainability report to be issued early next year.
The Roger River project comprises one granted exploration licence and one application across 261 square kilometres northwest of Hobart.
It is prospective for gold as indicated by soil anomalies associated with intense silicification, argillisation and diatreme breccias in close proximity to the Roger River Fault along with carbonate-rich host rocks.
The anomalies are believed to represent potential sulphides associated with gold mineralisation in an epithermal style system.
Norfolk identified several distinct anomalies from a gravity survey across the Roger River project last month which was based on a 400m by 50m grid over 26sq km.
The data was combined with regional airborne magnetics and soil sampling results to refine drill targets.
The company has engaged Atlas Geophysics to fly a 10-day aeromagnetic drone survey next month, with results expected to further assist with defining drill targets.
It is also considering an induced polarisation survey to identify sulphide conductors at depth.
Earlier this month, Norfolk announced it had secured the services of Australian Mining Technologies (AMT) for the maiden drilling program at Roger River.
The program will include 3,000m of diamond work to identify epithermal gold occurrences in the targets defined from previous ground-based gravity and airborne aeromagnetic surveys.
Norfolk had originally planned for drilling to commence in the June or September quarter however this was not achieved.
The newly-listed company is yet to announce a new start date.