West Wits Mining (ASX:WWI) has started first phase drilling with the objective to confirm historical information on the company’s uranium exploration target at its Witwatersrand Basin Project (WBP) in South Africa.
This phase one uranium drilling program is the first of a three-phased diamond drilling initiative which aims to convert the declared JORC uranium exploration target into an Inferred Mineral Resource.
This phase one uranium drilling program … aims to convert the declared JORC uranium exploration target into an Inferred Mineral Resource
In October 2021, the company announced the restatement of its uranium exploration target to JORC (2012) standard and the inclusion of uranium as a targeted mineral in the Bird Reef exploration program at Witwatersrand.
West Wits reports that the 2008 exploration results confirmed consistent uranium mineralisation over about 3.3km with more than 7km of strike identified along the targeted Bird Reef section within the WBP mining right area.
The first phase of drilling program will entail the drilling of three drillholes, each about 120m deep, in known areas of mineralisation.
Results are expected to be announced by the end of September 2022.
A further two phases of drilling are planned once the data from the phase one drilling has been analysed.
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