Perth based mineral exploration company Kore Potash Limited – formerly known as Elemental Minerals Limited – has commenced its planned drilling program at the Kola Sylvinite Deposit and at the Dougou Extension (Sylvinite) Prospect (formerly known as Yangala) in the Republic of Congo.
According to the company, 3 of the 11 planned holes will be drilled at Kola, while the remaining 8 exploration holes will be drilled at Dougou Extension.
“The 3 holes at Kola are in preparation for an updated resource model and estimate, planned for completion Q2 2017,” Kore told the ASX.
“The holes are planned to provide additional intersections within the existing resource area which hosts a Measured and Indicated Resource of 573 Mt grading 33.12% KCI. Holes are expected to be between 250 and 450 metres in depth and should be completed early Q12017.”
Kore said the planned drill program at the Dougou Extension (Sylvinite) Prospect will test the Exploration Target of 235 to 470 Mt grading 55% to 60% KCI.
“Holes will be wide spaced to test a large portion of the Prospect area. Holes are expected to be between 500 and 600 metres deep and should be completed during Q2 2017,” reads the company’s statement.
The drilling contract was awarded to KCL Drilling Limited of Guernsey, who have assembled rigs and supporting equipment specifically for Kore Potash’s requirements.