Helix Resources commenced drilling at the Bijoux Copper Prospect in central New South Wales.

The drilling follows a positive re-rating of the prospect, helped by new auger samples and assay data that define a large 1.9 x 1.2km copper anomaly.

The Bijoux Prospect shares many features with the Canbelego Main Lode deposit, which contains approximately 32,000 tonnes of copper.

Drilling is expected to last four to six weeks, with initial results due to start flowing in mid to late December.