KUALA LUMPUR, March 8 (Bernama) -- Komet Resources Inc. has commenced a reverse circulation (RC) drilling campaign on its Dabia South permit located in the Kéniébia region of Mali. The main target will be the mineralised zone of Kabaya.
The preliminary work began on March 1, 2018 while the first drill holes started today. The completion of the 3,000-metre drilling is planned for the end of March, depending on field conditions.
"Immediately following the end of the drilling campaign, the geology team will remain on site to undertake geological mapping of the anomalous areas of the soil geochemistry survey," Komet said in a statement announcing the development.
The objectives of the campaign are to complete the 50mx25m mesh of the southwestern section of Kabaya and to complete the 100mx50m mesh in the southern extension of the two sections of Kabaya and in the northern part of the southwestern section.
The last objective is to test a soil geochemical anomaly on one of the priority gold mineralisation assessment areas by conducting a short RC survey line.
Based on these results, an extended metallurgical gold recovery test (extended gravity recoverable gold/ EGRG) is planned and a core drilling campaign will be defined.
All of these steps are part of the program that establishes the exploration steps necessary to consider gold extraction in the Kabaya Zone and define other mineralised clusters on the permit.
President and chief executive officer of Komet, André Gagné said the company was really proud of this permit located on the Senegalo-Malian shear zone which hosts several multi-million ounce deposits.