Force Commodities Ltd’s (ASX:4CE) phase I reverse circulation (RC) drilling program at the Kanuka Lithium Production Project in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is nearing completion with three of the five drill fences now completed.
Notably, all drill holes have intersected multiple and parallel pegmatitic rock-types confirming surface geological mapping completed by the company earlier this year.
Samples from the first 21 drill holes have been dispatched to ALS in Lubumbashi for sample preparation and to Johannesburg for multi-element analytical determinations.
Force Commodities head of exploration James Sullivan said: “The RC drilling is progressing at a good and steady rate, so we are expecting to complete the remainder of the RC program within the next 2 weeks.
“The information we are gathering from the RC drilling program and the assay results from the previously completed auger program will greatly assist us in pinpointing the location and depth of holes in our maiden diamond drilling program – which will follow the RC program upon review of RC drilling results.”
Drilling and samples at the Kanuka project
Force has confirmed that a diamond drill rig is on site and the phase I diamond drilling program will follow the RC drill program, upon review of the RC drilling results.
The diamond drilling program is expected to add valuable geological and structural information to assist in constraining the RC drilling and geochemistry information.
Diamond Drill Rig at the Kanuka Lithium Production Project
Drilling to commence at Kitotolo Lithium Project
On completion of the RC program at the Kanuka Lithium Production Project, RC drill rig and equipment will be mobilised to the company’s Kitotolo Lithium Project, located 20 kilometres to the west of Kanuka.
The company is expected to commence the phase I, 15,000 metres aircore/RC drilling program at the Kitotolo Lithium Project in the next 2 to 3 weeks.