Impact says large uranium area identified at Botswana prospect

18th November 2009 By: Esmarie Iannucci - Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor: Australasia

JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – ASX-listed uranium gold and nickel explorer Impact Minerals has reported that a soil geochemistry programme at its Lekobolo uranium prospect, in Botswana, has defined a large area of up to 16 km long and 7 km wide that contained elevated uranium-in-soil values.

Within this 110 km2 area of elevated uranium-in-soil values, there were at least six strongly anomalous areas that covered about 30 km2, and which were positive for uranium deposits hosted by Karoo rocks and younger calcrete.

These samples have now been drilled.

Impact stated on Wednesday that follow-up field checking and the selection of specific areas to be drilled was currently in progress, with the main aim of drilling in December, if the weather allowed.

The company was progressing with similar soil programmes at four other priority areas within the prospecting licence in Botswana, which covered 27 000 km2 of uranium prospective rocks.