Rome Resources (TSXV: RMR) has released assay results that confirm tin and polymetallic mineralisation is open in all directions and at depth at Mont Agoma, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Canadian based explorer Rome Resources is focused on two exploration permits, covering just under 40 square kilometres, that comprise their Bisie North Project which neighbours Alphamin’s Bisie mine – one of the world’s largest and highest-grade tin deposits. Following the discovery of a tin-in-soil anomaly across both tenements over 3 km reaching 0.2% Sn, the company commenced drilling in December 2022.
The drilling program covered about 300m of strike length of a 1,000m long tin in soil anomaly (>80ppm Sn) at Mont Agoma, and confirmed the presence of high-grade copper, zinc, silver, and tin mineralisation, which is open along strike and at depth.
Rome Resources highlighted tin intersections within the upper mineralised levels of 16m at 0.43% Sn from 87m, 9.6m at 0.38% Sn from 42.4m, and 15.5m at 0.21% Sn from 73.5m. The company also reported intersections including 15m at 2.72% Cu from 115m, 15.15m at 57.74g/t Ag from 143.85m, and 33m at 9.2% Zn from 150m.
Mark Gasson, CEO and President of Rome Resources, commented: “We are extremely excited about having two highly significant prospects to follow up with future drilling at our Bisie North Project. With the recent discovery at Kalayi and our understanding of the model for mineralisation at Mont Agoma, we believe that we are well equipped to commence resource drilling at Kalayi and to test the potential for tin mineralisation at deeper levels at Mont Agoma.”
He added: “Our technical team, which discovered and drilled out the maiden mineral resource at neighbouring Alphamin’s Mpama North tin mine, is seeing many similarities in structural controls and mineralisation at both the Kalayi and Mont Agoma target areas.”
The company is in the process of incorporating all the results into a 3D geological model, which will help to identify the best area to target tin mineralisation at depth in the next drilling campaign, expected to commence during the quarter.
Our view: The strong results announced by Rome Resources position the company well for further drilling, set to commence before the end of 2023. Given the grades quoted, the polymetallic nature of the deposit, and the proximity and reported similarity to Alphamin Resources’ Bisie project, we look forward to seeing Rome Resources’ future assay results.