With massive nickel sulphides intersected in the first two holes at the Luhuma Central prospect within its Kabanga Jirani project, Adavale is understandably optimistic about its third hole that’s now underway.

Diamond hole DDLUHC001 intersected 4.15m of massive nickel sulphide while DDLUHC002 intersected 4.9m of blebby and heavily disseminated nickel sulphides with occasional semi-massive veinlets.

Preliminary assaying of the two holes within the Tanzanian project returned a 4.13m zone grading 0.99% nickel from a down-hole depth of 223.35m within a broader interval of 12.15m at 0.46% nickel from 221.35m as well as 2m at 0.57% nickel from 249m (DDLUHC001) and 4m at 0.52% nickel from 200.55m (DDLUHC002).

In addition to the drilling of hole DDLUHC003, Adavale Resources (ASX:ADD) has prepared both of the earlier holes along with a number of holes at HEM 2 – a strong Audio-Magnetotelluric (AMT) anomaly like Luhuma Central – for downhole electromagnetic (DHEM) surveying.

DHEM teams and equipment are currently being mobilised initially to Luhuma Central to commence the survey of these three holes.

“We are very excited about drillhole three, following the presence of massive nickel sulphides in the first two drillholes,” executive director David Riekie said.

“The DHEM surveys will provide invaluable information in planning further drilling within the interpreted 1km -1.5km extension at Luhuma Central.”

DHEM is used to generate drill targets based on the “off-hole” conductive responses that are logged, effectively increasing the efficacy of drilling by reducing the number of metres required when evaluating an emerging prospect like the Luhuma Central.


Luhuma Central

Diamond drilling on Prospecting Licence PL 23980/2033 (Luhuma Central) is being carried out as part of a broader 5,000m combined diamond drilling and reverse circulation drill program to test a series of targets generated by the company about the Luhuma Trend.

The Luhuma Trend is a narrow 15km belt within Kabanga North East that is characterised by strongly elevated gravity and electromagnetic anomalism.

Luhuma Central can be traced to the north and south on adjoining AMT lines and is already on the company’s cards for targeted step-out testing over the coming months, a move that makes sense in light of the massive nickel sulphide hits recorded to date.

Besides Luhuma Central and HEM 2, drilling will also test the HEM 2 NE target area.



This article was developed in collaboration with Adavale Resources, a Stockhead advertiser at the time of publishing.


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