Tin miner Alphamin Resources has received additional high-grade assay results from its Mpama South exploration drilling programme, while simultaneously starting its life-of-mine (LoM) extension drilling at the high-grade Mpama North mine, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Alphamin has, so far, completed 12 300 m of the planned 16 800 m of the drill programme at Mpama South, while Mpama North’s 15 350 m drilling programme has just begun.
The Mpama North programme is targeting down dip extension of the already operating mine, Alphamin said on July 28.
CEO Maritz Smith said the LoM extension possibilities are “highly positive”.
He added that the Mpama South prospect “continues to deliver outstanding tin intercepts” and that at only 750 m south of the Mpama North operation, the project “would provide excellent potential synergies”.
Alphamin’s exploration initiative aims to extend the LoM at its currently producing Mpama North mine, to declare a maiden mineral resource for the Mpama South prospect, as well as to discover at least one additional deposit further along its highly prospective Bisie Ridge.