MOD Resources Ltd (ASX: MOD) says the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) has approved the Environmental Management Plan (EMP) for a substantial drilling campaign to test numerous high priority targets in the district scale T3 Dome. The EMP is subject to a four week public review period with drilling targeted to commence in May 2018. pth in March 2016.
T3 Dome forms part of a joint venture with AIM-listed Metal Tiger Plc (30%) within an extensive holding of licences operated by in-country subsidiary, Tshukudu Metals Botswana (Pty) Ltd (Tshukudu) in the central and western parts of the Kalahari Copper Belt in Botswana.
“The T3 Dome EMP will increase the area available for drilling to approximately 680km2 within the T3 Dome. Drilling is planned to commence with four drill rigs, in addition to underground resource extension drilling programs in progress below T1 (two drill rigs), and T3 (three drill rigs),” said the company.
“In particular, the Company looks forward to testing previously undrilled Airborne EM anomalies along a >50km long section of the T3 Dome. These include large formational conductors and numerous discrete conductors. Ten high priority targets have been identified for the initial drilling phase”.
T3 Dome is interpreted from geophysical data to be dominated by shallow thrust related domal structures, including the 11km long T-Rex Dome centred around the T3 Pit resource. Reinterpretation of the original T3 Dome EM data (announced 21 July 2017) with data from the recent extension to the EM survey is ongoing.
This has defined in some detail, the 3D geometry of the interpreted T3 host sequence to approximately 500m below surface. This is seen as a possible break-through in understanding the structure of the T3 Dome and may be key to finding more highgrade vein deposits.
“MOD is committed to working collaboratively with Botswana Government departments. As announced on 26 March 2018, Tshukudu management met with senior officials in Gaborone last week to discuss the potential development of T3 and the increased local employment and training opportunities this should provide. Feedback was extremely positive on the achievements of Tshukudu to date and the upcoming extensive regional drilling program.”