The drilling programme is a key component of the ongoing initial phases of the feasibility study for Songwe.
Mkango Resources Ltd. (TSXV:MKA,LSE:MKA) has completed and announced the results for a further nine holes from its 10,900 meter diamond drill programme at the Songwe Hill rare earths project in Malawi. The drilling programme is a key component of the ongoing initial phases of the feasibility study for Songwe.
Mkango is a Canadian rare earth explorer focused on developing its African projects.
As quoted from the press release:
- The drill programme comprised infill drilling to confirm and upgrade the existing Indicated and Inferred
Mineral Resource Estimates, testing extensions to the mineralisation, and geotechnical drilling.
- All nine drill holes intersected rare earth mineralisation, with the table above highlighting selected
intersections each averaging 1 percent TREO or more. The next batch of results from a further eight drill holes
will be announced in coming weeks.
- Drill holes PX069, PX074, PX075 and PX079 were step-out drill holes, focused on testing north-west
extensions of the mineralization. These holes are located between previously announced drill hole PX082
and the area drilled in the stage 1 and 2 drill programmes, the first time this zone has been drilled;
therefore these initial results are very encouraging.
- PX099 was collared to the east of mapped carbonatite outcrop, and successfully targeted the eastern
contact of the mineralisation at depth.
- The remaining drill holes were focused on infill drilling, notably PX068 located on the north-west margin of
the previously delineated mineral resource estimate.
“We are very encouraged by the continuing consistency of results and intersections outside the area of the previous mineral resource estimate, identifying new zones of mineralization. The updated resource estimate will incorporate the results of this latest 10,900 metre drill programme and will form the basis of an updated and optimized mine plan for incorporation into the ongoing feasibility study. We look forward to announcing results from the remaining 66 drill holes totaling 8,396 m.” said William Dawes, Mkango CEO.