Alligator Energy Ltd moves forward with solid drilling progress at Samphire and new COO

The company’s sonic drilling is nearing completion at Samphire, with assays expected within the next two weeks and a rotary drilling program scheduled for late February 2022.

Alligator Energy Ltd (ASX:AGE) has made solid progress in its sonic drilling programme, with the final hole underway in an “excellent” core recovery at its Samphire uranium project near Whyalla in South Australia.

Notably, the company has also strengthened its corporate skills, appointing Dr. Andrea Marsland-Smith as Chief Operating Officer.

Additionally, Alligator has secured the services of Daishat Geodetic Surveyors to undertake a ground gravity survey on its Nabarlek North project following the rainy season this year.

Drilling progress

Currently, geological logging and core separation for sampling and analysis continues at Samphire.

Final assays for the first hole are expected within the next two weeks.

Looking ahead, Alligator has secured the services of a PFN logging contractor for the next rotary drilling program, scheduled for late February 2022.


Dr. Andrea Marsland-Smith joins Alligator as Chief Operating Officer, where she will be responsible for the responsibility and oversight of the Samphire uranium project and its broader exploration.

Alligator stated that Dr. Marsland-Smith’s extensive experience in the discovery and advancement of uranium resources, his geological, technical and operational management of ISR projects and his extensive experience in the uranium industry and engagement will be of paramount value to the business.

The new COO will take office on February 1, 2022.

About Alligator Energy

Alligator Energy Ltd (ASX:AGE) is an Australian exploration company specializing in uranium and energy-related minerals, primarily cobalt-nickel.

The company primarily explores for uranium in West Arnhem, using modern exploration techniques.

Alligator has also entered into a strategic relationship with Traxys North America LLC, the US arm of the global commodities trading group Traxys.