VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 09/27/10 -- African Metals Corporation (TSX VENTURE: AFR)(FRANKFURT: OWW) ('AFR') is pleased to provide an exploration update on its on activities at its project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Luisha South Soil Geochemical Sampling
Basanga Consulting Sprl, geological contractors, recently completed an infill soil sampling program on the Luisha South Project. A total of 340 samples were collected from a grid with a layout designed to delineate the copper in soil geochemical anomalies highlighted by the first round of reconnaissance sampling (refer AFR press release 16 September 2010).
Geochemical results based on Niton analysis of the samples collected from the infill program have been received. A review of the results lends further support to the interpretation of deep soil and laterite cover occurring to the south and southeast of the open pit masking the surface geochemical response of copper and cobalt mineralization.
The infill samples have defined two low order Cu anomalies occurring to the southeast of the Pit along the expected strike extension to mineralization. The anomaly closest to the Pit hosts a sample that returned 3,884 ppm Cu. The anomalies are interpreted as possibly reflecting shallower soil and laterite horizon development over mineralized stratigraphy.
Soil samples collected from lines extending south of the line of lode have delineated two strong geochemical copper anomalies near the break of slope of a northwest-southeast trending ridge line. The northern anomaly hosts consistent values above 300 ppm Cu over at least 400m.
Initial and infill soil samples that returned anomalous Niton Cu values will be sent to ALS Laboratories in Johannesburg for check analysis.
A program of follow-up reconnaissance RAB and RC drilling to test the sub-surface extent of the mineralization has been designed. The Company is now in negotiations with two drilling contractors to provide drilling services enabling the testing of the Luisha South geochemical anomalies. It is anticipated that a contract will be entered into within weeks and drilling commenced at the project within 2 weeks of signing the drilling contract.
AFR will be keeping the market updated on progress as and when results become available during this exciting phase of the development of the company.
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Nigel Ferguson, AusIMM, President and CEO of the Company and a qualified person under National Instrument 43-101, has verified data disclosed in this release.
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Nigel Ferguson, President & CEO
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