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Alphamin Continues to Intercept High Grade Tin Mineralisation at Mpama South

 

 

 

 

Alphamin Resources Corp. (TSX-V:AFM) (JSE AltX:APH) a producer of 4% of the world’s mined tin from its high-grade operation in the Democratic Republic of Congo, is pleased to provide additional assay results on its Mpama South Exploration Drilling programme.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Further high-grade intercepts1 from the Main Zone:-
    • BGH033: 6.4 metres @ 7.32% Sn from 259.0 metres
    • BGH035: 13.0 metres @ 2.96% Sn (incl. 5.3 metres @ 6.4% Sn) from 152.0 metres
    • BGH039: 21.0 metres @ 2.20% Sn (incl. 8.0 metres @ 4.26% Sn) from 145.0 metres
    • BGH045: 6.9 metres @ 3.24% Sn from 176.7 metres
  • Further high-grade intercepts1 from the newly discovered footwall zone:-
    • BGH037: 3.0 metres @ 3.81% Sn from 154.0 metres
    • BGH038: 2.9 metres @ 5.22% Sn from 151.7 metres
    • BGH045: 1.1 metres @ 31.55% Sn from 120.7 metres
  • 10,000m of the planned 16,800m Diamond Drill programme completed (46 of the 70-hole programme) with independent laboratory assays received for 29 holes to date;
  • Phase 3 drilling (~6,800m and 24 holes) commenced to test downdip and strike extension of the interpreted high-grade shoot

 

Chief Executive Officer, Maritz Smith comments:

 

“The Mpama South Prospect continues to deliver exceptional tin intercepts. Based on the first two batches of drill results, the continued presence and orientation of high-grade samples point to the potential for yet another high-grade deposit, some 750m south of our current operation. With the recent commencement of the deeper drilling phase at Mpama South, we believe we are heading into even more exciting times”.

 

Mpama South Exploration Drilling Update

 

Mpama South is a high-grade tin discovery, located 750m south of Alphamin’s operating Bisie mine. A small diamond drilling programme of sixteen 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 and completed the first two phases of drilling by the end of May for a total of 10,000 metres and forty-six (46) drillholes. Phase 3 for 6,800 metres and twenty-four (24) holes has already commenced for expected completion in August 2021. All three phases for ~16,800 metres 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 August for the remainder of 2021.

 

Selected significant intercepts1 from the new batch of assays received in the Main Zone from the Mpama South drilling program are listed below as apparent widths. Sample preparation is detailed in Appendix 1 and all intercepts >0.5% Sn are detailed in Appendix 2:-

  • BGH033: 6.4 metres @ 7.32% Sn from 259.0 metres
  • BGH035: 13.0 metres @ 2.96% Sn (incl. 5.3 metres @ 6.4% Sn) from 152.0 metres
  • BGH039: 21.0 metres @ 2.20% Sn (incl. 8.0 metres @ 4.26% Sn) from 145.0 metres
  • BGH045: 6.9 metres @ 3.24% Sn from 176.7 metres

 

While significant new intercepts in the newly discovered footwall zone are as follows:-

  • BGH037: 3.0 metres @ 3.81% Sn from 154.0 metres
  • BGH038: 2.9 metres @ 5.22% Sn from 151.7 metres
  • BGH045: 1.1 metres @ 31.55% Sn from 120.7 metres

 

The above intercepts together with the previously announced batch of significant intercepts repeated below1, point to a potential high-grade deposit at Mpama South:

 

Main Zone:

  • BGH030: 10.6 metres @ 4.85% Sn from 141.9 metres
  • BGH032: 20.0 metres @ 2.07% Sn from 185.0 metres
  • BGH025: 14.6 metres @ 2.70% Sn from 220.10 metres

 

Footwall Zone:

  • BGH034 3.2 metres @ 11.99% Sn from 174.8 metres
  • BGH022: 5.5 metres @ 3.99% Sn from 75.0 metres
  • BGH030: 1.4 metres @ 7.24% Sn from 110.0 metres

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1 All intercepts are reported as apparent widths and are not true widths

 

Although only shallowly drilled to date, tell-tale signs already lead management to believe that the potential for a high grade shoot exists at Mpama South (Figure 1), possibly similar to that at the adjacent producing Mpama North mine.

 

A Media Snippet accompanying this announcement is available by clicking on the image or link below:

 

Figure 1: Mpama South Long section and Interpreted High-grade Shoot

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: Alphamin 2021

 

Qualified Person

 

Mr Jeremy Witley, Pr. Sci. Nat., B.Sc. (Hons.) Mining Geology, M.Sc. (Eng.), is a qualified person (QP) as defined in National Instrument 43-101 and has reviewed and approved the scientific and technical information contained in this news release. He is a Principal Mineral Resource Consultant of The MSA Group (Pty.) Ltd., an independent technical consultant to the Company.

 

COMPLETE SIGNIFICANT INTERCEPTS (0.5% Sn lower threshold)

 

Hole Easting
GPS
Northing
GPS
RL_m Azi (°) Dip (°) From To Sn % Width
(m)1
Sample Position
mid_x mid_y mid_z
BGH017 582535 9884822 732 55 -10 237.80 238.80 4.99 1.00 582,731.5 9,884,965.7 678.6
BGH018 582535 9884822 732 93 0 141.20 144.35 2.07 3.15 582,690.7 9,884,820.4 727.9
145.75 151.00 0.76 5.25 582,696.3 9,884,820.2 727.9
BGH019 582535 9884822 732 85 -5 147.00 152.00 2.05 5.00 582,696.1 9,884,836.5 715.8
BGH020 582535 9884822 732 84 -15 160.60 164.40 1.45 3.80 582,703.6 9,884,845.7 689.3
169.30 171.10 5.42 1.80 582,711.1 9,884,846.4 687.7
BGH021 582535 9884822 732 93 -15 109.15 110.25 3.20 1.10 582,653.5 9,884,821.1 700.1
164.60 167.32 3.29 2.72 582,708.3 9,884,818.3 687.6
BGH022 582554 9884785 732 90 0 75.00 80.53 3.99 5.53 582,632.6 9,884,784.0 729.3
109.00 110.00 1.35 1.00 582,664.4 9,884,784.8 729.9
119.22 122.10 2.22 2.88 582,675.5 9,884,784.7 730.1
BGH023 582535 9884822 732 75 -15 171.43 174.32 1.72 2.89 582,710.4 9,884,859.3 683.7
175.85 178.00 1.09 2.15 582,714.3 9,884,860.1 683.0
BGH024 582554 9884785 732 103 -5 127.70 129.60 0.54 1.90 582,679.2 9,884,749.2 717.2
137.95 142.00 1.13 4.05 582,690.0 9,884,745.8 716.2
BGH025 582535 9884822 732 55 -20 212.25 213.40 0.60 1.15 582,724.4 9,884,918.5 662.3
218.00 221.45 2.29 3.45 582,730.5 9,884,921.2 660.7
222.70 223.70 13.05 1.00 582,733.6 9,884,922.5 659.9
228.00 234.80 2.73 6.80 582,741.0 9,884,925.7 658.0
BGH026 582554 9884785 732 113 -10 103.71 108.00 3.30 4.29 582,649.0 9,884,734.9 713.7
134.80 136.45 3.72 1.65 582,675.5 9,884,722.4 708.6
161.00 162.50 5.61 1.50 582,698.7 9,884,711.1 704.5
BGH030 582554 9884785 732 115 -20 110.00 111.40 7.24 1.40 582,654.5 9,884,752.5 692.2
141.90 152.50 4.85 10.60 582,686.1 9,884,744.8 680.0
158.00 161.20 3.61 3.20 582,699.0 9,884,741.6 675.3
174.45 175.80 11.03 1.35 582,713.3 9,884,737.8 670.5
BGH032 582554 9884785 732 125 -20 177.00 178.72 1.70 1.72 582,691.5 9,884,683.6 671.3
182.00 188.25 3.00 6.25 582,697.1 9,884,679.4 669.1
190.25 193.00 0.95 2.75 582,702.0 9,884,675.7 667.2
194.40 202.00 1.37 7.60 582,707.1 9,884,671.9 665.3
203.50 208.00 2.67 4.50 582,712.8 9,884,667.5 663.2
BGH034 582554 9884785 732 115 -25 174.80 178.00 11.99 3.20 582,688.9 9,884,696.4 653.3
195.70 200.00 1.21 4.30 582,705.5 9,884,685.9 644.8
202.37 206.65 1.86 4.28 582,710.8 9,884,682.6 642.3
208.00 213.30 1.40 5.30 582,715.6 9,884,679.6 640.1
216.25 221.30 1.42 5.05 582,722.0 9,884,675.5 637.3
225.65 231.00 0.70 5.35 582,729.5 9,884,670.6 634.0
BGH027 582544 9884822 732 68 -27 212.35 214.00 0.58 1.65 582,728.6 9,884,879.2 634.0
226.00 229.30 1.32 3.30 582,741.4 9,884,882.8 628.4
235.45 236.58 1.54 1.13 582,748.9 9,884,884.9 625.2
BGH028 582554 9884785 732 90 -10 125.00 126.00 1.72 1.00 582,676.2 9,884,771.5 700.9
136.10 137.18 1.85 1.08 582,687.0 9,884,770.3 698.4
140.28 142.00 1.03 1.72 582,691.4 9,884,769.8 697.4
147.46 151.25 2.88 3.79 582,699.3 9,884,768.9 695.5
BGH029 582544 9884822 732 93 -25 126.00 128.35 4.66 2.35 582,663.2 9,884,826.4 678.5
178.90 184.05 1.25 5.15 582,713.4 9,884,826.9 657.7
193.70 196.05 3.95 2.35 582,725.9 9,884,826.9 653.0
BGH031 582544 9884822 732 75 -25 208.00 211.53 0.99 3.53 582,728.6 9,884,876.2 639.9
219.40 222.38 1.16 2.98 582,738.6 9,884,878.8 636.0
BGH033 582544 9884822 732 60 -27 259.00 265.46 7.32 6.46 582,756.1 9,884,928.5 612.8
268.53 270.52 1.02 1.99 582,762.2 9,884,931.3 610.0
BGH035 582554 9884785 732 90 -25 152.00 165.00 2.96 13.00 582,686.4 9,884,816.3 665.0
171.00 173.60 1.47 2.60 582,703.0 9,884,814.9 657.4
176.60 180.08 2.40 3.48 582,708.5 9,884,814.4 654.9
BGH036 582544 9884822 732 65 0 147.45 151.35 2.31 3.90 582,686.9 9,884,877.7 724.8
156.63 160.65 0.93 4.02 582,695.6 9,884,880.8 724.7
BGH037 582554 9884785 732 105 -30 154.00 157.00 3.81 3.00 582,679.6 9,884,741.2 647.5
194.60 197.55 1.54 2.95 582,712.1 9,884,730.0 626.0
207.95 211.18 1.29 3.23 582,723.1 9,884,725.8 619.3
216.25 220.15 2.79 3.90 582,730.1 9,884,723.1 615.1
222.40 226.70 1.77 4.30 582,735.3 9,884,721.0 612.1
BGH038 582544 9884822 732 75 -30 151.70 154.60 5.22 2.90 582,676.9 9,884,851.3 654.3
218.30 223.65 3.38 5.35 582,735.3 9,884,861.2 621.4
226.70 231.50 1.95 4.80 582,742.5 9,884,862.1 617.6
BGH039 582554 9884785 732 100 -22 112.08 113.00 2.12 0.92   582665.1 9884755.1   687.6
116.30 120.95 3.33 4.65    582661.3 9884753.3    686.1
145.00 166.00 2.20 21.00    582696.1 9884743.5    674.2
174.50 176.00 0.95 1.50 582,712.9 9,884,738.5 668.9
BGH040 582544 9884822 732 60 -30 232.00 233.00 0.95 1.00 582,724.8 9,884,921.5 618.2
273.70 277.05 3.79 3.35 582,760.5 9,884,936.7 600.0
BGH041 582500 9884847 732 55 -25 340.00 344.50 3.03 4.50 582,807.3 9,885,002.2 599.5
BGH042 582544 9884822 732 60 -35 277.35 280.00 1.93 2.65 582,751.1 9,884,922.4 569.4
308.50 312.00 0.62 3.50 582,776.0 9,884,932.1 552.6
313.00 315.55 1.52 2.55 582,779.2 9,884,933.3 550.5
BGH043 582544 9884822 732 100 -10 102.50 104.15 2.69 1.65 582,643.7 9,884,807.9 709.0
123.00 124.00 1.06 1.00 582,663.2 9,884,804.8 704.8
163.64 167.00 2.82 3.36 582,703.6 9,884,797.5 696.7
BGH044 582500 9884847 710 70 -35 330.00 334.13 1.31 4.13 582,764.0 9,884,940.6 533.4
BGH045 582544 9884822 732 100 -20 120.65 121.75 31.55 1.10 582,655.5 9,884,805.6 687.4
156.00 159.40 0.56 3.40 582,689.1 9,884,799.2 674.7
176.70 183.62 3.24 6.92 582,707.7 9,884,795.2 668.1
  1. Apparent widths, not true thickness

 

Posted June 8, 2021

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