Adavale has started drilling the first of possibly two diamond holes to follow up on the nickel-bearing massive sulphide intersection at the Luhuma Central prospect within its Kabanga Jirani nickel project in Tanzania.

Hole DDLUHC002 will be drilled in an updip position, which is potentially more favourable according to Audio Magnetotellurics (AMT), as part of an effort to chase both dip and strike extensions to the 4.15m massive sulphide intersection in DDLUHC001.

Further highlighting Adavale Resources’ (ASX:ADD) belief in the prospectivity of the Kabanga Jirani project, which is directly adjacent to Lifezone and BHP’s Kabanga development project, a second diamond rig has commenced drilling at the HEM 2 target area.

“Following the excellent intersection in DDLUHC001, we have ramped up exploration with one rig focused on Luhuma Central and the other rig following up the high-priority targets at HEM 2 along the Luhuma trendline 4km to the south-southwest,” executive director David Riekie said.


Testing for nickel sulphide targets

Adavale had embarked on its combined reverse circulation and diamond drilling campaign – an initial 12 RC holes to about 150m depth and 8-10 diamond holes to about 350m depth – to test the Luhuma Central, HEM 2 and HEM 2 NE for nickel sulphide mineralisation.

Results from DDLUHC001 are already promising with the company noting that the massive sulphide intersection is broadly coincident with a strong AMT anomaly that it recently identified on several 200m spaced survey lines completed across the target area.



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