Jervois Mining commences drilling at Idaho Cobalt Operations
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- Jervois has commenced a 2,000m diamond core drilling programme at Idaho Cobalt Operations ("ICO"), targeting the main lens of the Ram deposit for metallurgical samples and testing the footwall at depth
- Planning for further infill drilling at Ram is underway to focus on improving the existing resource model within early mining ore source areas; 3,400m envisaged and the Jervois Board has approved up to an additional US$1.0 million in drilling costs as part of ICO Feasibility Study ("FS") budget
- Drilling expected to be complete in October 2019; results to feed into Jervois' ICO FS update due for release at end Q1 2020
MELBOURNE, Australia, Aug. 6 2019 /CNW/ - Jervois Mining Limited (ASX:JRV) (TSX-V: JRV) ("Jervois") (the "Company") has commenced an initial 2,000 metre diamond core drilling programme at its ICO in the United States, primarily to supply metallurgical samples for testwork to support the FS update currently underway.
Most of the core will be drilled by large diameter PQ size to enable sufficient ore samples for comminution and flotation testing. In addition, HQ core will extend several holes to test for the existence of footwall lenses at depth, which is present in the southern areas of the Idaho Cobalt Belt.
Figure 2 - Metallurgical Testwork Drilling Programme - The diagram below shows the pierce point locations of the metallurgical testwork drilling programme, looking from below surface northwards onto the main Ram lense.
In addition, Jervois is planning an infill drilling programme of up to 3,400 metres of HQ size diamond core drilling, which will follow on from the metallurgical drilling. This programme will target the existing resource model within initial ore source areas envisaged in the first years of the mining at ICO to increase the level of geological confidence from such areas.
Following the completion of the drilling programme, anticipated end of October 2019, an updated resource model will be produced to feed into mine planning for the FS, which is due for completion and release at end of Q1 2020.
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