Guyana Frontier Mining Corp. said Thursday it hired Versa Drilling Inc. for its 2012 drilling program at the Marudi Mountain Gold Project in southern Guyana.

Versa will drill a minimum of 3,000 meters of diamond drilling on the Marudi North and Mazoa Hill target areas. Mobilization of drilling equipment is expected to begin in the first week of January 2012.

Guyana Frontier, which is the sole interest holder of the Marudi Mountain Gold Project, began acquiring interests in Guyanese exploration properties in 2007, and now holds various rights to obtain working interests in approximately 342,000 acres.