Botswana – The T3 Dome hosts the company’s flagship T3 copper/silver deposit. The heli-borne AEM survey, completed by contractors NRG Geophysics, used a state-of-the-art data collection and processing system to identify potential conductors along the T3 Dome in the central Kalahari Copper Belt.
T3 Dome is one of several regional scale exploration targets covered by licences held by Tshukudu Metals Botswana and MOD Resources Botswana.
Tshukudu (MOD 70% and Metal Tiger 30%) and MOD Botswana (MOD 100%) have extensive licence holdings in the central and western parts of the Kalahari Copper Belt.
Initially, the survey was planned to cover a trial block in the area surrounding T3. The trial AEM survey was successful and confirmed a distinctive anomaly associated with the T3 deposit. As a result, the AEM survey was extended onto adjacent areas and was then further extended to cover an additional area west along the T3 Dome. This increased the coverage of the survey for approximately 50 km along the axis of the T3 Dome.
The objectives of the AEM survey were to confirm if the AEM technique could detect T3 at depth and to identify other conductive anomalies which could be potential targets for vein hosted mineralisation.
MOD Resources’ MD Julian Hanna says he is very encouraged that the objectives of the AEM survey appear to have been achieved in such a short space of time.
Interpretation of the AEM data by Tshukudu’s very experienced consultants in Botswana, Spectral Geophysics, in tandem with geological, structural, and surface geochemical data, is now underway.
“We plan to verify and prioritise the AEM anomalies and identify potential targets for drill testing at the earliest opportunity,” Hanna says.
MOD Resources is also pleased to report that the Botswana Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) has authorised the T3 environmental management plan (EMP) to proceed to a four week public review period commencing 7 July 2017. This is the final requirement to enable the next substantial phase of drilling to commence at T3 and surrounding targets.
Tshukudu’s environmental consultants are also preparing applications to obtain approvals from DEA to drill other high priority targets including:
- T1 – test potential extensions to the existing high grade copper/silver resource
- T5 – follow-up elevated platinum and palladium values intersected in a large gabbro intrusion
- T20 – follow-up soil anomalies at the T20 Dome
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