Explorer Adavale Resources has intercepted nickel sulphide host rocks at the Hem 2 target of its Kabanga Jirani Nickel Project in Tanzania.

A total of four diamond holes for 1,471m were drilled over three target areas during 2022 including HEM 2, HEM 4 and HEM 9.

Adavale Resources (ASX:ADD) says HEM 2 is the most promising, as it intersects rock types over broad intervals that host nickel sulphide deposits.

Exploring HEM2 at depth

“Whilst exploratory drilling of targets within Adavale’s 1,311km2 of tenure is still in its early stages, both drill holes at HEM 2 are considered the most promising to date, intersecting rock types that typically host nickel sulphide deposits,” executive director David Riekie says.

“The drilling provided a clear indication that the potential to host a more ‘primitive’ nickel sulphide rich ultramafic component exists at HEM 2 at depth and further to the east from the area currently drilled.

“This area to the east will most definitely be the focus of exploration at the HEM 2 target in 2023.”

DHEM surveys planned

Drilling was suspended in late December due to the onset of the wet season and will resume following the wet season in early 2023.

Over the intervening period, Downhole EM (DHEM) surveying will be undertaken on the four diamond holes to verify the EM anomalies targeted by each drillhole have been adequately tested and to detect any other off-hole conductors that may be associated with nearby nickel sulphide mineralisation.

This will indicate what follow-up drilling is required, particularly at HEM 2.

A series of geochemical soil sampling programs have also been implemented and will be analysed against gravity anomalies to assist with prioritising drillhole targeting.




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