Located on the island of Vanatina in the far-flung eastern boundary of PNG, the Sudest licence (EL 1594) is named after the island's former name and was awarded to Frontier in April.
Historic hand trenches have clocked up grades as high as 256gpt gold and Frontier's maiden exploration program hit a peak assay of 62.8gpt gold as part of a 2m trench which included 1m at 36.98gpt gold.
A different trench hit the best result so far of 2m at 39.85gpt gold, which included 1m at 49.27gpt gold.
Another standout trench dug up 2m at 21.71gpt gold, including 1m at 37.13gpt gold.
All of those results came from the initial 24 trench channel samples at the Adelaide prospect. The best result from the eight trench samples from the Cornucopia prospect was 6m at 3.72 gpt gold, which included 1m at 11.40gpt gold.
This prospect is named after the historic Cornucopia mine, but the project area is yet to be drilled even though gold was first discovered on the island in 1888.