Aim-listed resources company Red Rock Resources reports that it has completed 1 744 m of reverse circulation drilling at the Mikei gold project, in Kenya.
A 2 000 m drill programme is under way at the KKM Central prospect, on the western area of the project.
The company is drilling 17 holes up to depths of 133 m and has already sent a batch of 950 samples for testing in Tanzania.
In the eastern area, Red Rock has identified three prospective targets – Francis-3, Lake Bush and Lake Bush BIF, after conducting gradient array induced polarisation group geophysics.
The company is preparing its applications for a mining licence and mineral processing licence.
Chairperson Andrew Bell says the company is identifying and progressing a number of new or underexplored targets, as well as working to expand the existing resource envelope and identify areas of higher grade within it or nearby.
Previous diamond drilling at the Konguru prospect has been too widely spaced to allow a resource calculation and the company will prioritise drilling there soon.
“Our work this year has enabled us to identify some key priority drill targets in the Eastern licence.
“The progress made since we were able to come back to the project a year ago has been significant, and the professionalism of the team we are building in Kenya is one of our best assets. We have great confidence in the potential and prospects of the Mikei gold project, and will look for ways to accelerate its progress in 2022,” says Bell.