Kasbah Resources has reported further drilling results to investigate the potential for open pit mining during the early stages of start-up at the Achmmach project in Morocco. Drilling at the Western Zone Shallows (WZS), part of the largely un-tested Sidi Addi Trend included intersections grading from 0.74% tin to 1.51% tin. The main orebody delineated so far is the Meknes Trend. A Definitive Feasibility Study on the whole project is due by the end of the current quarter.

In a statement Kasbah managing director Wayne Bramwell said: “Drilling outside the current resource footprint has been a strategic step towards defining additional shallow tin resources on the Sidi Addi Trend that are amenable to early extraction by open cut mining methods. Shallow ore from the WZS would represent potentially early low-cost mill feed for the project while underground development is accessing the primary underground tin ore from the Meknes Trend….Formal resource estimation upgrade and mine design optimisation for the WZS has been initiated. A new resource estimate will be released towards the end of January 2014. The outcome of this development will subsequently be incorporated in the DFS with completion scheduled for no later than 31 March 2014.”