AIM-listed Red Rock Resources will soon begin a drilling programme at its Luanshimba License in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), which contains copper and cobalt targets.
Red Rock Resources owns 80% of the Luanshimba project, which is situated 65 km south-east of the provincial capital of Lubumbashi in Haut-Katanga, in a 420 hectare prospecting license in the Congolese Copperbelt.
Rubaco SARL have been engaged to carry out a 2 000m Reverse Circulation drill programme comprising 20 holes, with an option to extend to 3 000 m
Progressing Luanshimba has been carried out under the supervision of Minex Consulting SARL and the pre-drilling phases have been completed or are near completion.
Thus far, highlights of the project include:
- 70.72 Line-kilometres of magnetic data was collected in December 2020 by a ground survey conducted on north-south lines with a 100 m line spacing;
- Ronacher McKenzie Geoscience of Sudbury, Ontario processed and interpreted the ground magnetic data during January 2021
- An IP and resistivity programme across the three target areas has been completed and is being analysed
- Construction of a camp, water well and security office is nearing completion and work is beginning on preparing drill access and drill pads
Red Rock Chairman Andrew Bell commented, “Rubaco have the experience and reputation we were looking for in a drilling partner in Katanga, and we look forward to working with them. This programme is designed to penetrate below the normal water table and detect any supergene enrichment, and in June we expect to encounter suitable ground conditions and achieve good drilling recoveries.
The results from the geochemical and geophysical work we have carried out, and our interpretation of structure, mean that we approach this drilling with high expectations.”