Adavale Resources has finalised nine areas for its helicopter Electro-Magnetic (EM) survey over the Kabanga Jirani Nickel Project in East Africa. 

The nine areas cover 18 out of 32 anomalies identified from a recent gravity survey of the company’s southern nickel licence portfolio comprising the Kabanga NE, North, East, Kabanga West, and the farmed-in Luhuma Nickel Project areas.

The survey is scheduled to commence the week beginning 18 July and will cover 2,000-line km using a deep penetrating (~500m) Time Domain EM (TDEM) system over a 10-day campaign.

Looking for nickel mineralisation

Adavale Resources (ASX:ADD) executive director David Riekie said the plan is to capture as many of the target areas as possible.

“The deep penetrating EM will build on the foundations of the gravity survey and will be specifically chasing confirmation of the presence, location, and orientation of nickel mineralisation within the priority targets identified,” he said.

“Armed with the interpretation of the EM data, we can promptly decide upon the location and type of drilling for these targets.

“We consider this is how we will maximise our chances of making new nickel discoveries while also being both time and cost-effective.”

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Pic: Plan view of the nine Heli-EM (HEM) target areas scheduled to be flown.

Follow-up drilling planned in August

The remaining 14 gravity anomalies outside the nine priority areas will form the basis of a second-tier program of follow-up exploration targeting and testing.

Adavale plans to test all the high-quality EM conductors identified using a mix of Reverse Circulation and Diamond Drilling campaigns – which are scheduled to commence from August 2022





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