Tanga Resources (ASX:TRL) has defined a +2.2 km long gold anomaly from the first infill soils grid sampled on the Okombahe exploration permit at its Damaran Project, located in Namibia.
The Damaran Project comprises 12 exploration permits totalling 2,838 sq. km including the Okambahe exploration permit (Okambahe Permit) and a newly granted exploration permit (EPL7980).
On the Okombahe permit, infill soils results have defined the very coherent Kokosebi1 gold anomaly. The anomaly is characterised by a +2.2km undulating strike with a +100ppb gold anomaly which is supported by arsenic and antimony.
It includes a high-grade core with six samples returning values in excess of 1g/t Au and the anomaly remains open in both directions along strike.
Tanga’s Chairman, Andrew Pardey, said these results, together with results which reported in September 2021 complete the first infill soils grid.
“We are very pleased with these latest infill soil results which are in line with our expectations from our large, highly prospective ground holding in Namibia,” Mr Pardey said.
“Such a coherent and high-grade gold in soil anomaly is rare in this geological context and we feel that we are close to identifying a major new gold discovery and are planning on drilling to commence in early 2022.”
The Kokoseb gold anomaly
All results from the first infill soils programme at the Okombahe permit have now been received. The infill programme was completed over the core of the regional gold in soil anomaly reported earlier in September.
A total of 1,691 samples were collected on a grid of 100m x 25m. The gold results delineate the very coherent Kokoseb gold anomaly over a +2.2km undulating strike at >100ppb gold.
The gold anomalism also correlates perfectly with arsenic and antimony values, and to a lesser extent, bismuth, silver, copper, zinc and tin values. This supports the presence of a significant mineralised system and highlights the potential for a major gold discovery.
At the regional scale, the Kokoseb gold anomaly is hosted by the Kuiseb Schist formation, which is inferred to be the most prospective host lithology for gold mineralisation in the area. It is directly controlled on its northern and southwestern sides by granitic bodies.
Ongoing detailed mapping and trenching along the anomaly is highlighting the presence of multiple style granitic intrusions, as dykes, sills and/or small bodies in a folded fine-grained quartz-biotite schist (inferred to be originally a sandstone).
The gold anomalism is located in and along the contact zone between these granites and the metamorphic sediments.
The exploration team is currently undertaking follow up programmes at the Okombahe permit, which include infill soil sampling extended grids – results from the southwestern grid samples collection are now pending – channel sampling in trenches and detailed mapping.
Results of these programmes are expected to be available towards the end of the December Quarter and will provide further support for a maiden drilling program anticipated to commence in early 2022.
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