TORONTO, ON / ACCESSWIRE / July 7, 2021 / Tsodilo Sources Restricted (“Tsodilo” or the “Firm”) (TSX-V:TSD)(OTCQB:TSDRF)(FSE:TZO) is happy to announce that its superior analysis program on the Xaudum Iron Formation (XIF) mission is progressing as deliberate. Drill and assay outcomes affirm that Block 2a situated 10 kilometers south of Block 1 is a continuation of the identical Block 1 magnetite wealthy items which can end in a big enhance within the useful resource tonnage for the XIF mission upon completion of the Block 2a drill program.
Assay Outcomes for 10 holes drilled in Block 2a present the next:
Ten (10) analysis drill holes had been drilled inside the Block 2a space of the XIF totaling 2,046.40 meters;1,197.70 meters of extremely magnetic magnetite wealthy iron mineralization of the identical sort as seen in Block 1 had been intersected;Drilling outcomes point out that Block 2a accommodates the identical three magnetite useful resource lithological items which can be seen in Block 1 with the next common grades;35.6% Fe is the typical Block 2a grade of the foremost Banded Magnetite BIF unit coded MBA (inclusive of weathered materials);35.5% Fe was the typical Block 1 grade for MBA;25.1% Fe is the typical Block 2a grade of the foremost Magnetite Diamictite Schist unit coded DIM (inclusive of weathered materials);20.8% Fe was the typical Block 1 grade for DIM;25.0% Fe is the typical Block 2a grade of the minor Magnetite Garnet Schist unit coded MGS (inclusive of weathered materials);22.1% Fe was the typical Block 1 grade for MGS;These outcomes affirm that the items in Block 2a are a continuation of the identical magnetite wealthy iron formation 10 kilometers south of Block 1;Based mostly on metallurgical Davis Tube Restoration (DTR) magnetic separation (P80 of 80 micron) outcomes for Block 1, a normal common high-grade iron focus of 66 – 67% Fe and above will be anticipated from Block 2a;Block 2a will symbolize a big enhance within the XIF useful resource tonnages as it’s of an identical dimension to Block 1.
XRF assays outcomes have been returned from ALS Chemex for ten (10) drill holes from Block 2a totaling 755 samples consisting of 1,197.70 meters of intersected mineralization displaying important magnetite wealthy useful resource materials of the identical sort as seen in Block 1. The Firm has outlined a CIM compliant Inferred Mineral Useful resource Estimate inside Block 1 of 441 million tonnes (Mt) with a mean grade of 29.4% Fe, 41.0% SiO2, 6.1% Al2O3 and 0.3% P for the magnetite XIF in Block 1. The interval weighted common grades for this magnetite wealthy iron mineralized Block 2 items are proven in Desk 1. The outlet-by-hole breakdown is proven in Desk 2 beneath. Block 2a will symbolize a big enhance within the XIF useful resource tonnage upon completion of the drilling program.
Desk 1. Assay outcomes for the ten Block 2a drill holes. Together with outcomes for density and Magnetic Susceptibility (Magazine Sus)
Complete Intervals (m)
Magazine Sus (x10-3)
MBA (Banded Magnetite BIF inclusive of weathered materials)
DIM (Magnetite Diamictite Schist inclusive of weathered materials)
MGS (Magnetite Garnet Schist inclusive of weathered materials)
Block 2a Drill Plan Continuation
The Firm is seeking to broaden its XIF useful resource into Block 2a and these assay outcomes symbolize the primary 10 drill gap outcomes from Block 2a (black crosses in Determine 1). These 10 drill holes present that the Firm can count on a big useful resource enhance on this space. Block 2a has been break up into an preliminary “main space” to be drilled (inexperienced dots in Determine 1) which can end in an preliminary useful resource to coincide with the Firm’s Preliminary Financial Evaluation (PEA). The remaining “subsequent stage” Block 2a deliberate drilling (yellow dots in Determine 1) will then be drilled.
The background of the Determine 1 map exhibits the First Vertical Spinoff (FVD) of the bottom magnetic survey information. The drill plans proven on Determine 1 can be frequently reviewed and revised to make sure that they’re optimum and can end in a useful resource to be included in mineral useful resource estimation (MRE) updates.
Sampling and QAQC (High quality Management and High quality Assurance)
The break up mineralized core (half core) is sampled at two-meter intervals, these two-meter samples are measured for density utilizing the Archimedean methodology of weighing dry after which weighing submerged in water, see Desk 1 and Desk 2. The density measurements are supplemented with QAQC examine samples to make sure precision and repeatability of the density measurements.
The 2-meter samples from the break up cores are then bagged and labeled, and consigned for crushing, pulverizing (pulp creation) and XRF chemical assay. 755 samples from these holes had been analyzed by ALS Chemex for XRF assay evaluation, this included QAQC examine samples.
All returned XRF assay outcomes are checked that they cross QAQC earlier than they’re uploaded into the Firm’s drillhole database. Requirements are checked towards management limits; blanks are checked for contamination; and, duplicates are plotted towards the unique to make sure reproducibility of the method. All QAQC assays have satisfactorily handed the QAQC checks and the assay information has been uploaded into the database.
In regards to the Xaudum Iron Formation Mission
The mission is situated within the North-West District of Botswana and is proximate to the Namibian boarder and lies twenty-two (22) miles from the city of Divundu in Namibia. The Walvis Bay-Ndola-Lubumbashi Improvement Hall (beforehand often known as the Trans-Caprivi), line linking Zambia and Namibia is deliberate to cross by means of Divundu offering entry to Walvis Bay, Namibia’s deep-sea port.The Firm has joined the Walvis Bay Hall Group (WBCG). At present the portion of the hall between Grootfontein (Namibia) to Katima Mulilo situated on the Zambia border is the portion of the hall closest to the Xaudum Iron Mission. In March 2021, the Namibian Ministry of Works and Transport commissioned a Feasibility Examine for the Trans-Zambezi Railway Extension Grootfontein – Rundu – Katima Mulilo. The proposed rail extension between Grootfontein and Katima Mulilo is critical to Tsodilo because the extension is deliberate to cross by means of Divundu. The feasibility research is anticipated to be accomplished by the tip of 2021 and its outcomes can be thought of in our Preliminary Financial Evaluation (PEA).The mission can also be situated inside forty-three (43) miles of the proposed Mucusso line to Angola’s Namibe Port.Preliminary work on the Xaudum Iron mission has outlined a CIM compliant Inferred Mineral Useful resource Estimate of 441 million tonnes (Mt) with a mean grade of 29.4% Fe, 41.0% SiO2, 6.1% Al2O3 and 0.3% P for the Block 1 magnetite XIF.Block 1 is a fraction of the potential XIF magnetite useful resource. An extrapolated exploration goal has outlined the XIF to be within the order of 5 to 7 billion tonnes at 15 – 40% Fe. This exploration goal was generated by inversion modelling of floor magnetic geophysical information which was in contrast and moderated to volumes from drilling information inside Block 1 and its potential amount and grade is conceptual in nature. Up to now, there was inadequate exploration to outline a mineral useful resource aside from in Block 1 and it’s unsure if additional exploration will end result within the goal being delineated as a mineral useful resource. See Press Launch of 9/14/2014 on the Firm’s web site for additional particulars.Metallurgical magnetic separation outcomes (Davis Tube Restoration) present a mean focus of 67.2% Fe, 4.2% SiO2, 0.5% Al2O3, 0.07% P is obtained at P80 grind dimension of 80 microns, though larger grades are attainable at finer P80’s. See Press Launch of 12/17/2013 on the Firm’s web site.Additional exploration can be centered on Block 2a the place the Firm expects a rise within the useful resource.
An informational presentation of the mission outlining extra info will be discovered on the Firm’s web site at http://www.tsodiloresources.com/i/pdf/Tsodilo-Iron-Mission-Overview_May-2021_Website.pdf.
Extra technical info a report ready by SRK Consulting (UK) Ltd. for Gcwihaba Sources (Pty) Ltd. titled “Mineral Useful resource Estimate for the Xaudum Iron Mission (Block 1), Republic of Botswana” with an efficient date of August 29, 2014 and filed on SEDAR below the Firm’s profile at www.sedar.com.
About ALS Chemex, South Africa
ALS is a worldwide chief in offering laboratory testing, inspection, certification and verification options with a fame for offering high quality analytical providers to the worldwide mining trade within the fields of analytical chemistry, mineralogy and metallurgical testing, commodity evaluation and certification.
About Tsodilo Sources Restricted
Tsodilo Sources Restricted is a global diamond and metals exploration firm engaged within the seek for financial diamond, metallic deposits and industrial stone at its Bosoto (Pty) Restricted (“Bosoto”), Gcwihaba Sources (Pty) Restricted (“Gcwihaba”) and Newdico (Pty) Ltd. (“Newdico) tasks in Botswana. The Firm has a 100% stake in Bosoto (Pty) Ltd. which holds the BK16 kimberlite mission within the Orapa Kimberlite Discipline (OKF) in Botswana and the PL216/2017 diamond prospection license additionally within the OKF. The Firm has a 100% stake in its Gcwihaba mission space consisting of seven metallic (base, treasured, platinum group, and uncommon earth) prospecting licenses all situated within the North-West district of Botswana. The Firm has a 100% curiosity in its Newdico industrial stone mission situated in Botswana’s Central District. Tsodilo manages the exploration of the Newdico, Gcwihaba, and Bosoto tasks. Total supervision of the Firm’s exploration program is the accountability of Dr. Alistair Jeffcoate, Mission Supervisor and Chief Geologist of the Firm and a “certified individual” as such time period is outlined in Nationwide Instrument 43-101.
Desk 2. Detailed XRF assay information for the interval weighted common for the ten Block 2a drill holes. Together with outcomes for density (g/cm3) and Magnetic Susceptibility (Magazine Sus x10-3).
Geodomain Codes (Lithological Items)*
*Weathered Magnetite BIF (MBW) / Magnetite BIF (MBA) / Magnetite Diamictite Schist (DIM) / Weathered Magnetite Diamictite Schist (DMW) / Magnetite Garnet Schist (MGS)
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
James M. Bruchs
Chairman and Chief Government Officer
Dr. Alistair Jeffcoate
Mission Supervisor and Chief Geologist
Phone +1 416 572 2033
Facsimile + 1 416 987 4369
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