Mobilisation Underway for Inaugural Haneti Project Diamond Drilling Programme
Power Metal Resources PLC (LON: POW) the London listed exploration company seeking large-scale metal discoveries across its global project portfolio announces that mobilisation has successfully commenced for the Company’s inaugural diamond drilling programme on the Haneti Project (“Haneti” or the “Project”) located in central Tanzania.
The Haneti Project is currently held under a Joint Venture (“JV”) with Katoro Gold Plc (LON: KAT “Katoro”) who hold a 65% interest, with the remaining 35% interest held by Power Metal.
A map highlighting the planned locations for the 2022 diamond drilling programme can be found at the following link:
Paul Johnson, Chief Executive Officer of Power Metal Resources plc commented:
“The Haneti Project, targeting magmatic sulphide hosted nickel, copper and platinum group metals, represents a unique district-scale opportunity for Power Metal and our JV partner Katoro .
The preparatory work leading up to this campaign has been extensive, though ultimately, it is deep diamond drilling that is now needed in order to broaden our understanding of the geological environments and to unlock the potential for a commercial discovery.
With some considerable enthusiasm we launch the programme and very much look forward to updates from the field, and ultimately the results of the assay testing of drill core samples which will be collected during the 2022 campaign. ”
– Mobilisation by the drilling contractor has commenced with the drilling rig expected to be on site around 17 January 2022, and drilling expected to commence on or around 20 January 2022.
– The planned 1,000m drill programme consists of three deep diamond core targeting magmatic nickel (Ni) copper (Cu) platinum group element (PGE) sulphide mineralisation. The work will constitute the first diamond drilling conducted out by the JV within the Haneti Project area.
– In advance of the drilling programme the Haneti Project licences have successfully been renewed for an additional 7 years.
– The planned drillholes are designed to provide a full intersection through the various ultramafic sequences in order to produce fresh rock samples for detailed geochemical and petrographic analysis.
– Two diamond core holes are planned at the Mwaka Target for a combined total of approximately 505m. The holes have current planned depths of 264m and 241m and are designed to test two discrete high-priority conductors which were identified during the 2012 electromagnetic (“EM”) geophysics survey.
– A single 495m deep diamond core drill hole is planned at the Mihanza Target. The Mihanza target was subject to a shallow Rotary Air Blast (“RAB”) drill programme that was completed in early 2021; the programme confirmed the presence of near-surface Ni-Cu-PGE sulphide mineralisation. The Mihanza Target is centred around coincident magnetic high geophysical and nickel geochemical anomalies. Detailed modelling and inversion analysis of the airborne magnetic data completed in 2014 identified a large plug shaped magnetic anomaly (following work undertaken by consultants to former project owner Kibo Mining plc this was interpreted to represent an ultramafic body) which lies at roughly 300m below surface. This plug shaped body has never been drill tested, and the drill hole planned at Mihanza is specifically designed to intersect the anomaly at depth.
COMPETENT PERSON STATEMENT
The technical information contained in this disclosure has been read and approved by Mr Nick O’Reilly (MSc, DIC, MIMMM, MAusIMM, FGS), who is a qualified geologist and acts as the Competent Person under the AIM Rules – Note for Mining and Oil & Gas Companies. Mr O’Reilly is a Principal consultant working for Mining Analyst Consulting Ltd which has been retained by Power Metal Resources PLC to provide technical support.
This announcement contains inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of the Market Abuse Regulation (EU) 596/2014 as it forms part of UK domestic law by virtue of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (“MAR”), and is disclosed in accordance with the Company’s obligations under Article 17 of MAR.
For further information please visit https://www.powermetalresources.com/ or contact:
Power Metal Resources plc
Paul Johnson (Chief Executive Officer)
+44 (0) 7766 465 617
NOTES TO EDITORS
Power Metal Resources plc (LON:POW) is an AIM listed metals exploration company which finances and manages global resource projects and is seeking large scale metal discoveries.
The Company has a principal focus on opportunities offering district scale potential across a global portfolio including precious, base and strategic metal exploration in North America, Africa and Australia.
Project interests range from early-stage greenfield exploration to later-stage prospects currently subject to drill programmes.
Power Metal will develop projects internally or through strategic joint ventures until a project becomes ready for disposal through outright sale or separate listing on a recognised stock exchange thereby crystallising the value generated from our internal exploration and development work.
Value generated through disposals will be deployed internally to drive the Company’s growth or may be returned to shareholders through share buy backs, dividends or in-specie distributions of assets.
Power Metal Exploration Programmes Underway/Results Awaited
Power Metal has exploration programmes completed or underway, with results awaited, as outlined below:
1 should Kavango exercise their option to acquire Kalahari Key, Power Metal interest would reduce to 40% of the Molopo Farms Complex project
2 assuming all licences held by URE Metals Pty Limited are granted as outlined in the Company’s announcement of 19.11.21 resulting in the issue of First Development Resources Ltd shares to URE vendors
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