Adavale Resources (ASX: ADD) has reported ‘extremely encouraging’ results from a recently-commenced gravity survey at its Kabanga Jirani Nickel Project in Tanzania, returning a series of ‘discrete and strong’ gravity features.
The results, which were generated along a narrow 12km section of the project’s Luhuma Corridor, have also displayed evidence of several intrusions adjacent to and along strike from historic workings that previously returned 8.4m @ 1.14% Ni.
The survey was tasked with providing extended and infill coverage over the earlier-identified T7 gravity target, which resulted in the discovery of a sulphide bearing mafic-ultramafic body at depth.
Speaking on the result, Adavale Resources Executive Director David Riekie said: “This exploration program has been an excellent start to the year for Adavale. The success of our initial gravity program with the generation of such discrete, strong amplitude gravity anomalies early in the program augurs well for the regional programs now underway and I thank our geological team and geophysical consultants for the quality of the work undertaken.
“To have this measure of early success … is at the upper end of our technical advisors’ expectations”
To have this measure of early success with the number of and resolution around the anomalies identified, including the Bullseye feature around target T7 is at the upper end of our technical advisors’ expectations.
It also validates our belief in the prospectivity of the Luhuma corridor and the merits of including gravity surveying into our target selection process. The added benefit is not requiring large-scale stream and soil sampling programs over our extensive Licence package in order to identify potentially fertile but hidden mafic-ultramafic bodies and the associated cost saving.”
The enhanced gravity coverage over T7 now outlines a very strong (+2 mGal) “Bullseye” gravity target, which will be targeted for follow-up exploration, including detailed deep-penetrating Electro Magnetic surveys prior to scheduled drilling.
The initial survey team began work in mid-March, focusing on extending two previous studies completed along the Luhuma route from late 2021.
The company reports that two additional gravity survey teams have arrived on site to expedite the planned regional gravity survey program across the 1,000 km² project area, with a fourth expected in the coming weeks. All three teams are currently working on the larger line-spaced regional programmes extending from Luhuma.
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