Alphamin Resources Corp. is pleased to announce that it has commenced deep diamond drilling on the Mpama North target on its wholly owned Bisie Tin Prospect (Bisie Project) in east central Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
A Mineral Resource for the Mpama North Prospect was released by the Company on 26th November 2013. The Company will also obtain a bulk metallurgical sample by drilling 1,900m of PQ sized drill core (85mm diameter) as soon as the equipment arrives on site.
Best results received at Mpama North were from the four deepest holes which intersected mineralization at levels below 150m vertical depth indicating an increase of grade at depth. These results led to the suspension of the provisional economic assessment (PEA) until the distribution of tin mineralisation is better understood down to 400m vertical depth. During the current drill programme eight holes will be drilled 50m - 150m apart at 100m vertical intervals. The programme is expected to be completed during the 2nd Quarter.
A follow up infill drilling programme has been planned at 50m centres provided significant mineralisation is intersected in the initial 2,500m programme. Additional holes have also been planned to follow up on the high grade mineralised chute interpreted to plunge to the north at depth.
A metallurgical drilling programme will commence at Mpama North once large diameter (PQ) drilling equipment arrives on site. Twenty two holes ranging in depth from70m to 115m are planned over the potential portal area where representative economic grade material is expected. Seven thousand kilograms of mineralised core is required for detailed metallurgical test work which will be conducted at various institutions in South Africa. Drill holes will be closely spaced and will enable a better understanding of tin distribution at Mpama North. Completion of the programme is expected during the 2nd Quarter.
An extensive regional geochemical rock and soil sampling programme commenced in January 2014 with 500 samples collected to date. The programme will test the mineralised potential of the interpreted younger tin granites believed to be the source of mineralising fluids at Bisie and will also test additional "Bisie type" structures bordering on the younger granites as well as the remainder of the Bisie ridge to the south of recent sampling.