Alphamin Resources Corp., a producer of 4% of the world’s mined tin from its high-grade operation in the Democratic Republic of Congo, has announced additional high-grade assay results on its Mpama South Exploration Drilling program as well as the commencement of Life of Mine extension drilling at its high-grade Mpama North mine.
Further high-grade intercepts1 from the Main Zone at Mpama South received, including:
- BGH046: 10.8 metres @ 2.86% Sn from 195.2 metres
- BGH051: 5.3 metres @ 4.00% Sn from 164.2 metres
- BGH046: 2.6 metres @ 7.17% Sn from 218.0 metres
- BGH053: 10.6 metres @ 2.77% Sn from 198.9 metres
Further high-grade intercept1 from the newly discovered footwall zone at Mpama South received, including:
- BGH053: 3.2 metres @ 9.59% Sn from 173.7 metres
Chief Executive Officer, Maritz Smith comments: “We are pleased to have reached this milestone of starting the long-awaited extension drilling on our high-grade Mpama North mine. The life of mine extension possibilities are highly positive and we look forward to the results. The Mpama South Prospect continues to deliver outstanding tin intercepts and at only 750m south of the Mpama North operation, would provide excellent potential synergies.”
EXPLORATION STRATEGY FOR 2021
Alphamin’s exploration initiative aims to extend the life-of-mine at its currently producing Mpama North mine, to declare a maiden mineral resource for the Mpama South Prospect (located 750 metres on strike from Mpama North mine) as well as to discover at least one additional deposit further along its highly prospective Bisie Ridge (13km strike length).
Mpama South is a high-grade tin discovery, located 750m south of Alphamin’s operating Mpama North mine. A small diamond drilling program of sixteen (16) drillholes completed in 2016 recorded notable cassiterite intercepts in similar alteration styles to the Mpama North mine.
Alphamin re-commenced its Mpama South diamond drilling exploration activities in December 2020 with a three-phased 16,800m 70-hole diamond drilling exploration campaign till August 2021. All three phases are intended to form the basis of a Mineral Resource estimation exercise, the results of which are expected to be announced by the end of 2021. Infill drilling and further step-out drilling will continue from after August for the remainder of 2021.