The summer drilling season is kicking into full gear, some companies have already started, and many more are expected to flip the switch on their drill rigs in the next few weeks.
Benchmark (BNCH.V) announced the commencement of a 50,000meter drill program this morning, while Skeena (SKE.V) announced a 161,000meter ($45m) exploration budget for the 2020 season.
That got me thinking, those are massive programs, and with all the drilling going on, I was starting to think labs may get overwhelmed. They've struggled in the past couple years for several companies, so it'll be interesting to see what happens this season.
Tabulated some planned exploration meters from companies across the Golden Triangle, and my thoughts are there will easily be 250,000meters drilled, and likely actually end up being over 300,000meters as the announced meters are mostly the 'initial' meters which could be expanded further into late summer/early fall.