Kingsland Minerals (ASX:KNG) has launched its maiden drilling programme at its Leliyn Graphite Project in northern Australia.

The company plans to conduct 2,000 metres of reverse circulation drilling and 1,200 metres of diamond core drilling, which it will use to calculate the known deposits of graphite, which currently stands at an Exploration Target of 200-250Mt.

Kingsland Minerals says Total Graphitic Carbon assays results are expected to be received in early July, and metallurgical test-work from core samples will begin.

Its share price reached $0.20 at 10:35am AEST today.