Tembo Gold Corp. said Sept. 29 that drilling has started at the Ngula, Nyakagwe East and Nyakagwe Village targets on the Tembo gold project in Tanzania.
The 2016 reverse circulation program will consist of around 60 drill holes covering 4,000 meters.
The program aims to intersect structures between 20 meters and 100 meters of vertical depth where previous drilling encountered strong mineralization. Drill plans are still being finalized, the company noted.
Tembo is also looking to conduct a follow-up drill program along selected targets where good drill results were previously intersected.
Tembo President/CEO David Scott said the approach will define shallow resources via development of a medium-sized open pit mine, which will provide cash flow, on a short-term basis, to fund the company’s ongoing exploration for larger deposits.