Location: Tanzania | Resource: Gold
ASX-listed Strandline Resources announced that the maiden auger drilling programme at its Bagamoyo mineral sands project in Tanzania has returned strong results. According to the company, the assays show that the mineralisation continues below the extensive soil anomaly outlined last year. The wide-spaced auger drilling was completed over the BG-2, BG-3, BG-4, and BG-5 soil, radiometric, and topographic anomalies at Bagamoyo.
The auger programme was designed to rapidly evaluate the potential thickness of mineralisation across the previously discovered higher-grade zones at Bagamoyo. The auger drilling confirmed the presence of higher-grade mineralisation at surface while also identifying down-hole THM grade at depth, emphasising the overall grade and scale potential of the Bagamoyo project. Strandline believes that the Bagamoyo area is highly prospective and represents a significant new mineral sands province in Tanzania. Following the success of this auger activity, Strandline fast-tracked a modest air-core drilling programme over several higher-grade zones. Results from the programme are pending.
According to Luke Graham, MD at Strandline, the auger results enhance the company’s understanding of the original Bagamoyo discoveries and show good thickness of higher-grade sand from surface (and open at depth) across a series of large mineral sand anomalies. “The company subsequently executed its first phase of air-core reconnaissance drilling to maintain.