Resource Mining Corporation Ltd has completed the Maiden drill program at Kabulwanyele Nickel Project in Tanzania, intersecting a lateritic nickel profile for the project.
The projects is located in the Mpanda District of Tanzania, about 35 kilometres from the eastern shore of Lake Tanganyika, with the area forming part of the western limb of the East African Rift systems. Nineteen holes totalling 700 metres were drilled in the 1,000-metre reverse circulation (RC) program, with RC chip results returning intercepts of ferruginous layers, saprolite (highly weathered rocks), saprolitic rocks (moderately weathered rocks) and fresh rock.
Drill program testing
The thickness of the ferruginous layer combined with saprolite/saprolitic rock layers ranges between 5 to 50 metres, with most of the holes ending in fresh rock. The samples collected shall be shipped to the ALS Chemex South Africa for analysis.
“We are very pleased to have completed the drill program testing the Kabulwanyele mineralisation on time and on budget. We look forward to releasing the assay results as soon as they become available,” Resource Mining Corporation chairman Asimwe Kabunga said.
A gravity survey program will commence in the next two weeks to determine the size and characteristics of the mafic-ulframafic inlier that has been weathered to form the identified nickel laterite anomalies. The gravity survey has the potential to define further targets associated with primary magmatic sulphide mineralisation, and these can be followed up by a ground electromagnetic (EM) survey to help identify any conducting sulphide layers that may exist at depth. Exploration at Kabulwanyele to date confirms the potential for lateritic nickel zones as well as an underlying nickel-enriched source within the mafic-ultramafic inlier.