Third time lucky as Adavale hits 7.55m of massive nickel sulphides between 261.7m and 269.25m at Luhuma Central in Tanzania, while two drill rigs continue operating across the Kabanga Jirani project.

As part of its 5,000m combined DD and RC drill program, Adavale Resources (ASX:ADD) is testing a series of targets on the Luhuma Trend, a historically recognised zone of strongly elevated gravity and electromagnetic anomalism.

The explorer’s disciplined approach to preliminary geochemical and geophysical work has – in a very short period of time – resulted in the intersection of nickel sulphides in all three of the first holes drilled in the program.

In this latest drilling, diamond drillhole DDLUHC003 has hit massive sulphide veins associated with a mafic intrusion between 261.7m and 269.25m.

On top of this, a series of thin semi-massive veins were intersected from 237.42m and 242.55m, around 80m north of the first drill hole (DDLUHC001).


Handheld XRF readings

ADD says handheld XRF readings returned results between 0.97% and 1.78% Ni within the massive sulphides.

While the company takes every reasonable measure to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the XRF devices by regular calibration checks against certified standards and is confident of the reported values, the readings represent point measurements on core or core chips and therefore may not reflect the assayed grade of the broader sampled interval.


What’s next?

The DDLUHC003 core is currently being cut and sampled for assaying with the initial results expected within three to four weeks.

Once completed, DDLUHC003 will be cased for Downhole Electromagnetic (DHEM) survey.

The DHEM survey team is now on site and will begin surveying completed holes at Luhuma Central and HEM 2 in the coming days.

Additional step-out drilling to further test the AMT anomaly at Luhuma Central to the north and south of the current drillholes is planned and will be supported by the results of the DHEM surveys performed on all three completed holes over the coming week.

Two drill rigs are currently operating within the Luhuma trend, with one rig focused on Luhuma Central step out drilling to test both depth and strike extensions of the massive nickel sulphide intersections, while the other multipurpose rig focuses on “deeper” 500m+ high priority targets at HEM2.



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


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