Drilling is now underway to test multiple electromagnetic conductors at Adavale’s Kabanga Jirani and Luhuma projects in Tanzania which are prospective for nickel sulphides.

Initial reverse circulation drilling is being carried out to drill pre-collars for diamond drilling extensions over priority coincident gravity and EM targets within the HEM2 target area of the two projects.

Additional drill locations are being finalised for other HEM areas on the Kabanga Jirani, East, South-East and West prospects.

These include the HEM survey areas 7, 8 and 9 in Kabanga West that Adavale Resources (ASX:ADD) had previously highlighted as being adjacent to and at a similar latitude to Kabanga Nickel Limited’s namesake 58Mt at 2.62% nickel deposit.

“Adavale’s recently processed HEM data has highlighted some really compelling conductors that are coincident with our previously identified gravity anomalies,” executive director David Riekie said.

“This validation is very encouraging and has helped confirm the final location and selection of our priority drill targets.

“We are now in the process of installing RC pre-collars at HEM 2 with the view to drill three diamond drill holes, with scope to expand this number before moving the RC rig south to install pre-collars at targets being finalised at HEM 3 and HEM 4.”

He added that the rig will then move to HEM 7 to 9 on its licence ground to the west.

Initial drilling

The company is currently using a RC rig to complete pre-collars through the barren and weathered surface profile which is up to 100m thick before switching to a diamond rig to complete the hole and test target zones that are typically 300 to 400m below surface.

These holes are scheduled to be drilled over the coming weeks while final drill target locations are generated for HEM 3 and 4 as new reprocessed and modelled data becomes available to the company’s geophysical consultants.

About 8,000m of drilling will be carried out under the current program with Adavale flagging that it will carry out down hole EM surveys on all completed diamond drill holes to explain the source of the individual conductors and identify potential new drill target areas.




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


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