Sept. 22 (ITRI) ASX-listed Kasbah Resources has reported encouraging exploration drilling results in an area between the two mineralized zones included in its current resource model for its Achmmach project in Morocco. Ore grading between 0.48% and 2.37% Sn has been found in the Gap zone between the Meknes and Eastern zones. The current indicated and inferred JORC resource is 7.0 million tonnes of ore at an average 0.8% Sn, containing 54,000 tonnes of tin. A pre-feasibility study is due to be completed in the first quarter of next year. The Achmmach project is due to start up in 2013, with a planned annual capacity of some 5,600 tpy of tin-in-concentrate.
Drilling continues at Achmmach with two rigs currently operational and three in transit to Morocco. Managing Director Wayne Bramwell said: “Achmmach is a big tin project. The company believes that the potential to link the resources in the west of the project to resources in the east is large and these latest results from the Gap continue to encourage us. Kasbah has two diamond rigs running now and a significant increase in drilling productivity and data flow is expected once the additional three diamond rigs arrive on site.”