Mkango Completes Drill, Intersects RE Mineralizations

- September 11th, 2018

The drilling programme is a key component of the ongoing initial phases of the feasibility study for Songwe.

Mkango Resources (TSXV:MKA,LSE:MKA) has announced the results from its latest diamond drill programme at the Songwe Hill rare earths project in Malawi. The drilling programme has now been completed, totalling 10,891 metres and comprising 91 drill holes to a maximum depth of 220 metres.

The drilling programme is a key component of the ongoing initial phases of the feasibility study for Songwe.

As quoted from the press release:

Highlights from the results are as follows:

• The drill programme is focused on infill drilling to confirm and upgrade the existing Indicated and Inferred mineral resource estimates, testing extensions to the mineralization, and geotechnical drilling.

• All eight drill holes intersected rare earth mineralization, with the table above highlighting selected intersections averaging 1-percent TREO or more.

• Drill holes PX060, PX061, PX064 and PX096 were focused on infill drilling, and all intersected broad zones of mineralization. PX052, PX048 and PX043 were collared to the east of mapped carbonatite outcrop, targeting the eastern contact of the mineralization at depth. Whilst PX052, PX048 and PX043 did intersect mineralized zones at various intervals, albeit relatively narrow in the case of PX043 and PX048, they are not interpreted to have reached the targeted contact zone.

• Drill hole PX082 was focused on testing the north-west extension of mineralization, outside the previously delineated indicated and inferred mineral resource estimate. This is first time mineralization has been intersected in this area by the company.

“We are very pleased to announce another excellent set of results from the recently completed major drill programme at Songwe, which is an integral part of the ongoing feasibility study. This is the largest drill programme to date in the history of the project and its successful completion is a great credit to the strong international and Malawian team on the ground. We look forward to announcing results from the remaining 75 drill holes totalling 9,259 m,” said William Dawes, CEO.

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