Preliminary assay results for two recently completed diamond drillholes at Adavale Resources’ Luhuma Central prospect within the Kabanga Jirani nickel project in Tanzania have intersected massive nickel sulphides.

Drill hole DDLUHC001 returned 4.13m at 0.99% nickel (from 223.35m) contained within a broader interval of 12.15m at 0.46% nickel from 221.35m, as well as 2m at 0.57% nickel (from 249m). Drill hole DDLUHC002 returned 4m at 0.52% nickel from 200.55m.

The company currently has two drill rigs on site at Kabanga Jirani, with one rig focused on Luhuma Central and the other currently drilling high priority targets at HEM 2 – with the aim of determining the extent of the sulphide mineralisation.

Plus, a Downhole Electromagnetic (DHEM) survey team is mobilising to site to support drilling of strike and depth extension of massive nickel sulphides.


Unlocking the strike potential of the mineralisation

“These preliminary assay results for the initial drilling at Luhuma Central have confirmed the presence of nickel bearing sulphide intersections in our first two completed drillholes,” Adavale Resources (ASX:ADD) executive director David Riekie said.

“These results are extremely encouraging as we continue to drill and seek to unlock the strike potential of this mineralisation, based on our extensive AMT, soil and EM datasets covering this area.

“We have cased the Luhuma Central diamond holes and will soon commence the Downhole Electromagnetic (DHEM) surveys on each hole to assist with this ongoing drilling program.

DHEM surveys are an effective technique used to generate drill targets based on the “off-hole” conductive responses that are logged.

This has the benefit of both increasing the effectiveness of drilling which can materially reduce the number of drilling metres required when evaluating an emerging prospect like the Luhuma Central.

“DHEM is a critical tool to effectively drill the interpreted 1-1.5km extension,” Riekie said.



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


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