JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – Botswana’s Department of Environmental Affairs has approved the environmental management plan (EMP) for a drilling campaign to test numerous high-priority targets along the T3 project’s 50-km-long T3 Dome.
The T3 project is a joint venture (JV) between ASX-listed MOD Resources and Aim-listed natural resource investor Metal Tiger and is located in the Kalahari copperbelt, in Botswana.
The T3 Dome EMP is subject to a four-week public review period, with drilling planned to start in May, using four drill rigs, in addition to the three rigs currently drilling at T3.
Metal Tiger CEO Michael McNeilly said the approval of the EMP for the T3 Dome is a key development for the JV, opening up an additional 680 km2 of the prospective T3 Dome for drilling.
The company also plans to test the ten high-priority anomalies already identified by a previous airborne geophysics and soil sampling programme.
These high-priority target anomalies represent an opportunity for the discovery of additional satellite copper deposits which could augment or supplement the potential offered by developing the T3 openpit resource and its potential underground extensions.
“We look forward to the prospect of an exciting stream of regional drill results while the JV continues to progress the T3 feasibility study works,” concluded McNeilly.