Elemental Minerals, an advanced mining exploration and development company, has declared that it has received encouraging assay results from the first bore hole EK_38, out of the nine holes drilled at the Sintoukola Potash Project. High-grade mineralization of sylvinite has been found in hole EK_38 in a recently discovered seam that is situated about 50 m over the Upper Seam.
Location of Sintoukola Potash Permit, the Kola potash deposit and historic borehole locations.
The company has intersected 34.81% K2O over 1.97 m and 30.58% K2O over 2.46 m in the Hangingwall seam, and 22.72% K2O over 2.99 m in the Upper seam of the hole EK_38. It also encountered 33.06% K2O over 2.24 m in the Hangingwall seam of EK_33 hole, which was drilled as a part of the phase 2A exploration.
Elemental operates and supervises the Sintoukola potash project situated in the South-West Republic of Congo’s onshore coastal basin. An updated mineral resource calculation has been reported recently. The lower and upper seams include the bulk of the mineral resources.
The company drilled eight bore holes, from EK_38 to EK_45, in the western and southern edge of the Kola deposit. EK_37 was a bore hole that was drilled shorter for hydro-geological purposes.
Elemental drilled the hole EK_38, 1.6 km towards the southwestern part of EK_33. This hole includes mineralized sylvinite in the upper seam and mineralized carnallitite in the lower seam. The company has drilled further bore holes, EK_42, EK_43, EK_44 and EK_45, towards the EK_38 hole’s northwestern and southwestern parts. It has not obtained assay results for these bore holes. As a part of the phase 2A exploration, the company had drilled the hole EK_33.
Elemental Minerals’ Chief Executive Officer, Iain Macpherson said that the occurrence of additional high grade sylvinite seam is quite encouraging and validates the unique quality of the Sintoukola Project.