Mount Burgess Mining (ASX:MTB) has defined a ‘significant’ gallium exploration target at the Kihabe deposit in Western Ngamiland, Botswana.
Alongside a Kihabe Mineral Resource Estimate (MRE), an exploration target was estimated by Ashmore Advisory within the deposit, in relation to gallium.
The exploration target is based on the result of exploration activities conducted to date and references an ‘extensive’ dataset of historical drilling and geological and geophysical information, which consists of recent exploration data acquired by Mount Burgess.
Mount Burgess is planning to re-assay existing samples within the Kihabe deposit area for gallium and germanium
Mount Burgess is planning to re-assay existing samples within the Kihabe deposit area for gallium and germanium and take on some further drill testing if conditions permit over the next 2 to 3 years.
The company reports the gallium grade and occurrence averages 12.1 parts per million (ppm) over an average 62.1% of drillhole lengths of all holes assayed for gallium to date across the breadth of the Kihabe deposit.
Mount Burgess says this has the potential to represent a ‘significant’ contributory credit for the project.
The company notes at this stage, the MRE does not include gallium, germanium, or copper.
The Kihabe deposit consists of a prospecting licence (PL043/2016) and covers an area of 1,000km-square.
Mount Burgess Mining is an ASX-listed exploration company focused on exploring and developing the Kihabe and Nxuu zinc/lead/silver/germanium and vanadium deposits in Botswana.
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