The reports on both Muirs and WKP are published in full on SEDAR, and can be viewed. I had a look at the WKP one.

There has been no effort to put any numbers on the resource at this point, which is playing safe I suppose. It was stated that the exploration is at an early stage, so those parts of the report didn't apply.

However, the JV is going to produce a resource estimate for the Central and Eastern areas, the parts they've been drilling more recently, and do some metallurgical studies in Q2 of 2013. At that time a decision point is reached, to decide on carrying out another 2500mtrs of diamond drilling.

The Central and Eastern areas contain the heavier mineralisation, as they have andesite dykes and grabens that have concentrated the gold as it flowed out of the ground in geothermal fluids.

There is a new image for WKP showing the geological picture as surmised by Newmont. It shows three upflow areas, one smaller one and two big ones, implying that for the first time in over 40 years, an exploration team has found the all-important mixing zones that contain high mineralisation in the middle reaches of the WKP structure.

They've mentioned several times how the veining in these areas resembles Martha Hill. Newmont will want to determine the size of the high-grade areas first, as surgical underground mining would produce concentrated ore that could then be processed at Waihi, just 10km away.

If it was mined out using underground techniques, no doubt an opencast mine would follow some years later, as it did in Waihi.