Alma Metals contracted iDrilling Australia for a 2,000m core drilling program at Briggs Copper Project in Central Queensland.

The campaign aims for a resource upgrade, with iDrilling accepting $240,000 of its fees in Alma shares at 1.2 cents per share.

Drilling starts in June, targeting Briggs Central's southwest to enhance resource classification.

The program will also support metallurgical tests, including molybdenum recoveries evaluation. Initial assay results are expected in August.

Alma Metals operates under a joint venture with Canterbury Resources (ASX:CBY), holding a 30% interest, potentially increasing to 70% via staged earn-in.