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Elemental Minerals Intersects Potash Mineralization at Dougou Prospect

Elemental Minerals, an advanced mining exploration and development firm, has reported that it has received results from borehole ED_01 drilled at the Dougou Prospect.

Location of the Dougou Prospect and ED_01

The company encountered 36.41% K2O over 4.47 m and 39.91% K2O over 1.74 m in hole ED_01, which intersected a thick interval of sylvinitic Hangingwall seam (HWS). The sylvinite intersected at 4.47 m is thicker than HWS intersected at Kola that range from 2.46 to 3.75 m.

New high-grade sylvinite seams have been discovered through drilling at Dougou and occur about 10 m over the HWS. This mineralization returned 22.74% K2O over 3.93 m. The Top Seam and HWS can be linked to the new intersections at Kola, which is 15 km towards the northeast. The potential area at the Dougou is situated 21 km from the planned port facilities and coast at Tchiboula and stretches to 10 x 20 km. The company is designing an exploration program with an aim to outline the mineralization in the Top Seam and HWS at Dougou.

According to Iain Macpherson, Chief Executive Officer of Elemental Minerals, the excellent result from this intersection highlights the Dougou prospect’s quality and goes beyond expectations. The company has planned to conduct an additional drill program at the Dougou prospect and anticipates repeating the previous successful resource drill program at Kola, particularly focusing on the mineralization of the Top Seam and Hangingwall. The Kola deposit contains significant potash asset.

ED_01 was drilled approximately 15 m from previous borehole K-52 in order to examine mineralized sylvinite that was recorded on the geological logs for hole K-52.
The Dougou prospect lies about 15 km towards the southwestern part of the Kola deposit. This target area was specifically created based on reprocessing of high-quality oil industry seismic drilling and data. It is the second potash target drilled at the Sintoukola property. The company has conducted the entire exploration at the Kola deposit, before drilling the borehole ED_01.

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