Infill drilling by Kasbah Resources at the Western Zone Shallows (WZS) target produced some high grade (1.12 – 4.21% Sn) intercepts at shallow depths and also indicated broader potential along the Sidi Addi Trend, which runs parallel to the main area of mineralisation which has been more intensively explored. WZS is seen as a likely open pit mine which could supplement underground production which is targeted to begin in 2016.
Kasbah MD Wayne Bramwell commented: “It is important to recognise that the Achmmach Tin Project encompasses two tin systems – the Meknes Trend and the Sidi Addi Trend. Kasbah has drilled approximately 102,000m into the Meknes Trend and that system remains open. The parallel and prospective Sidi Addi Trend is, like Meknes, approximately 1.6km long and the tin mineralisation is of similar nature. The key difference with the Sidi Addi Trend is that it has had less than 6,000m of shallow drilling undertaken across it to date. These outstanding, high-grade shallow results from the WZS provide a tantalising glimpse of the broader potential of the Sidi Addi Trend and the wider Achmmach tin field.”