Tanga Resources Ltd’s (ASX: TRL) step out diamond drilling has significantly expanded the known mineralised zone at the company’s Hagenhof Copper Project in Namibia.
A new hole drilled at the Main Gossan target within the Hagenhof Copper Project has intersected a 21m wide zone of semi-massive to massive sulphide mineralisation consisting of chalcopyrite- pyrrhotite-pyrite from 198 – 219 metres downhole.
Executive Director, John Stockley, said the hole is located 150m south west of previous drilling.
He said the 21m wide (drill width) mineralised intersection confirms the down plunge continuity of the Ground Electro-Magnetic conductor at Hagenhof.
Mr Stockley said the company has now intersected over 300m of strike, which remains open at depth to the south west.
Due to the recent drilling success, the ongoing drilling programme at Hagenhof has reverted back to RC to test copper targets at Main Gossan West and additional targets defined by ground magnetics and geological mapping.
RC drilling last year, up dip of the EM conductor, returned results including 17m @ 0.82% Cu from 111m.
A recently undertaken DD programme will give structural, assay and mineragraphic information to assist in the targeting of deeper copper sulphide zones at Main Gossan.
The rig has now reverted to RC drilling for the second phase of drilling at Main Gossan North and will then test additional targets identified from the recent ground magnetics and soil and rock geochemistry, including Main Gossan West, A1 and A2 targets and Giftputs South.
Hagenhof is well located with key infrastructure including, sealed roads, high voltage power and a rail line from Walvis Bay deep water port to the copper smelter at Tsumeb, all in close proximity.
Tanga currently holds a significant ground position on the Damara Belt, of over 1,700 sq. km.