TSX-listed nickel and copper miner and explorer Jervois Mining is planning to drill at its Kilembe area properties in western Uganda, to test a target with high-grade copper/gold rock chip samples and a coincidental gold-in-soil anomaly.
The CC target is undrilled and contains some of the highest-grade surface gold samples achieved on the company’s Kilembe area project to date.
However, since March, all activity in Uganda has been suspended owing to strict in-country Covid-19 prevention measures. With the gradual lifting of these restrictions now under way, Jervois has applied for final environmental approvals to drill, with specific dates of mobilisation being contingent on their receipt
In this regard, and with the ability for work crews to mobilise to the field under registered permits, and in compliance with Covid-19 requirements, Jervois is keen to drill test this high-grade target.
The planned drilling is concentrated on an interpreted structural feature defined from ground magnetics conducted earlier in the year, which is coincident with high-grade surface rock chip and soil samples acquired in late 2019 and early this year.
The drill programme will be conducted by Jervois’ in-country geological professionals and regular East African drilling contractor, having safely executed Jervois’s prior work plans.
Jervois expects to receive the initial results of the drilling programme within three months of first mobilisation.