Adavale has kicked off its 2022 exploration activity with a gravity survey and focussed soil sampling is now underway at its Kabanga Jirani Nickel Project in Tanzania.

This initial work will focus on ultramafic intrusion bodies, which are prerequisite host rocks for nickel sulphide deposits, identified in 2021 and orientation geochemical soil sampling programs over several strong gravity anomalies known to be underlain by prospective mafic-ultramafic intrusions.

Adavale Resources (ASX:ADD) plans to carry out extensive gravity surveys this year to better define the extent of newly defined intrusions along with identifying new intrusions regionally given its successful identification of two previously unknown prospective mafic-ultramafic intrusions in September 2021.

The company has prioritised the Target 7 prospect within the larger-scale, prospective Luhuma Corridor for continued exploration activities and drilling.

Emerging nickel trend and an a mafic-ultramafic intrusion to die for

The Luhuma Corridor currently encompasses Adavale North-eastern and Eastern prospecting licences as well as the farm-In agreement tenement to the northeast of Target 7.

It contains the Luhuma mafic-ultramafic intrusion, a chonolith-like body that has been identified over a strike length of 5km.

Historical exploration returned a massive sulphide intersection of 8.4m grading 1.1% nickel in hole LUH06, though – for now – there’s little else known about the exciting scale of the Luhuma mafic-ultramafic intrusion.

A gravity survey carried out by Adavale to the south of the LUH-6 area suggests that the mafic-ultramafic body at Target 7 might be an extension of the mineralised Luhuma intrusion, the southern boundary of which is location 2km to 3km northeast of Target 7.

Should this be proven, the strike of Luhuma might be extended to about 8km.

One of the company’s major focuses in 2022 will be on investigating this possible extension.

Speak to me: soil samples could point the way

Adavale has also started orientation soil sampling programs to determine whether the highly prospective underlying mafic-ultramafic bodies at Target 7 and Luhuma can also be defined by geochemical means by targeting pathfinder minerals.

Should the results show good correlation to the mafic-ultramafic intrusions and pathfinder indices, then the same indices and template will be applied across Adavale’s existing geochemical database and for more regional scaled programs.




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