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Celamin Completes Drilling at Chaketma Exploration Permit

Celamin has completed a drilling campaign in the Chaketma Exploration Permit located in Northern Tunisia, which was jointly possessed and funded with Tunisian Mining Services SARL (TMS).

The company has obtained the analytical results of the initial 187 samples from six drill holes out of the 12 holes.

The company has encountered wide intercepts in the hole 3 and hole 8 at the Gasaa El Kebira, which includes 19.8 % P2O5 over 24 m, and Sidi Ali Ben Oum Ezzine, which includes 20.75 % P2O5 over 16.4 m, respectively.

TMS and Celamin have completed a 1,200 m diamond core drill campaign, totaling 12 holes, and a 600 m trenching campaign. Currently, sampling program is ongoing and trenching is completed. The focus of the drill program is on the Gasaa El Kebira, which encloses over 2.0 sq. km. Also, the company will drill the holes in Sidi Ali Ben Oum Ezzine and Kef El Louz.

The results from the primary drill program are encouraging, but there is a difference in the observed phosphate mineralization’s geology at Chaketma to that at the Bir El Afou. The company has planned for additional work for processing this material to a commercial product. Currently, it is conducting this metallurgical test work.

Celamin is planning for the next drill phase at Chaketma. An additional 12 hole campaign has been intended to examine the Gassaat Ezzerbate and Kef El Louz. The company has designed the initial pass program to find the depth of over burden and the grade and width of the phosphate zone.

Joel Scanlon

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Joel relocated to Australia in 1995 from the United Kingdom and spent five years working in the mining industry as an exploration geotechnician. His role involved utilizing GIS mapping and CAD software. Upon transitioning to the North Coast of NSW, Australia, Joel embarked on a career as a graphic designer at a well-known consultancy firm. Subsequently, he established a successful web services business catering to companies across the eastern seaboard of Australia. It was during this time that he conceived and launched News-Medical.Net. Joel has been an integral part of AZoNetwork since its inception in 2000. Joel possesses a keen interest in exploring the boundaries of technology, comprehending its potential impact on society, and actively engaging with AI-driven solutions and advancements.


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