Haranga maintains pace at Saraya in Senegal 

Haranga Resources (ASX:HAR) is continuing with auger drilling on termite mound anomalies at its Saraya Uranium Project in Senegal upon a new discovery.

Drilling will be centred on the Saraya East, Saraya South and Diobi prospects. 

The $10.74 million market capitalisation company has intersected uranium anomalism from a reverse circulation drilling program at Saraya, returning grades up to 4,647 parts per million (ppm) triuranium octoxide equivalent (eU3O8).

Samples from the final 19 holes at Saraya are in transit to ALS Laboratories in Canada for assaying. 

The company says majority of the drilling has been at Saraya, however some holes have been drilled at Diobi, Mandankoly, and Sanela. Haranga reports drilling results from both Mandankoly and Sanela do not constitute discoveries, but are considered positive outcomes progressing the exploration at sites with potential to host further and hopefully significant uranium mineralisation.

The next progression for Diobi, Mandankoly and Sanela is to send the auger rig back to these sites and extend lines of drilling across the known anomalism intersected by the RC, to probe past the blanketing laterite and extend the company’s knowledge and understanding of the anomalism within the weathered bedrock at these sites.

The auger rig is being returned to Diobi, Mandankoly, and Sanela to further test the anomalism at these sites. Priority is given to Sanela, but Haranga says results at all sites require further exploration to determine the source and tenor of uranium anomalism detected from current exploration. 

The termite mound sampling programs (regional and infill) are ongoing and the regional sampling is expected to be completed in Q2 2024 for the entire permit. The metallurgical testing of the Saraya drill core composite bulk sample is continuing at SGS Lakefield in Canada and the first set of results has been released, with the results of the next set of leach tests to be released when received. 

The company will also be engaging further with the resource consultant to determine if a resource category upgrade is possible, following the initial metallurgical results.

Meanwhile, maiden reverse circulation drilling for the previously defined Sanela anomaly has returned uranium anomalism in five out of six holes up to grades of 351ppm eU3O8

Managing Director Peter Batten says the latest pXRF results drilling are extending the previously reported results for Saraya.

“All samples have now been delivered to ALS in Canada and we look forward to the assay results, that will allow for a revision of the mineral resource estimation for the Saraya Uranium deposit. 

The RC drill results from the previously defined Sanela anomaly, are the first mineralisation intersected in drilling by Haranga and will require follow up at a later date.”      

Haranga Resources is an African focused multi commodity company. The Company’s most advanced project is the Saraya Uranium Project in Senegal, previously owned by uranium giant Orano (previously Areva) and which has in excess of 65,000 m of historical drilling. 

In addition, Haranga has a brownfield gold project in Senegal within a ‘prolific’ geological gold province in close proximity to well-defined resources and producing mines. Both projects are serviced from its well established field exploration camp.

Write to Adam Drought at Mining.com.au

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