Viking Mines Ltd has received results from its recently completed drilling programme at the Berkh Uul coal project in northern Mongolia.
The drilling programme, designed to infill and extend the existing drill coverage, commenced in the northeast of the licence area, where there is pre-existing drilling within the confines of the current 38 million t resource. The drilling progressed to the south, targeting extensions to the deposit to add to the current resource. A total of 1064.5 m drilled were drilled in 18 holes.
The drilling tested the near surface, shallow west dipping eastern limb of a broad south plunging synclinal structure, in which two main coal seams (Seams 1 and 2) are located. Holes were drilled using open hole precollars, with PQ diamond tails through the target coal bearing zones, on a nominal 500 m line spacing.
All holes were down-hole surveyed for geophysical and directional data, with all drill collars surveyed to sub-metre accuracy. Geological logging was completed by Viking geologists under the supervision of RSC Consultants.
A total of 87 samples were collected from PQ drill core for coal analysis at Bureau Veritas laboratory in Ulaanbaatar. Note that the sampling of drill core was selective in that no inter-seam waste was sampled or analysed, with a minimum coal sampling interval of 0.2 m and maximum of 2 m down hole.
Adapted from press release by Sam Dodson
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