ASX- and TSX-V-listed Jervois Mining will restart drilling activities at its Kilembe area properties, in western Uganda, following a hiatus as a result of Covid-19-related restrictions.
Jervois said on August 14 that it had received word from the government of Uganda that it would shortly receive the signed environmental approval from the country’s National Environment Management Authority (Nema) to execute an initial 1 000 m of diamond core drilling on the CC copper/gold target in the Kilembe area.
The company plans to test targets where it recovered high-grade copper/gold rock chip samples at surface, which were also coincidental with gold-in-soil anomalies. An interpreted structural feature defined from ground magnetics, which is coincident with the surface rock chip and soil samples, will be tested with this drilling.
Jervois was previously scheduled to drill these targets in the first quarter of this year, but Covid-19 field restrictions in Uganda resulted in demobilisation.