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Rome Resources to test Mont Agoma’s tin at deeper levels in DRC

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The road to Walikale village in the North Kivu Province of the DRC. Image credit: Leon Louw for WhyAfrica

Rome Resources to test Mont Agoma’s tin at deeper levels in DRC

TSX listed Rome Resources announced final assay results that confirmed tin and polymetallic mineralisation open in all directions and at depth at their Mont Agoma prospect, part of the Bisie North Tin Project (BNTP) in the Walikale District of the North Kivu Province in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).  

Recent assay results from drilling at the BNTP, adjacent to Alphamin Resources’ prolific Bisie tin mine, has returned high grade copper (Cu), zinc (Zn), silver (Ag) and tin (Sn) mineralisation. The tin, expected at deeper levels, is open on strike in both directions and at depth.

Drilling covered about 300m of a high-grade tin in soil anomaly covering a strike length of 1,000m (>80ppm Sn; max 0.2% Sn).

The polymetallic nature of mineralisation demonstrates that all mineralisation intersected to date is within the upper levels of the mineralised system typical of upward hydrothermal fluid migration from a cooling granitic source (tin precipitates at high temperatures closer to the source while base and precious metals precipitate at lower temperatures away from the source.

According to Mark Gasson, CEO and President of Rome Resources, all results to date will be incorporated into a 3D model to identify the best area to target tin mineralisation at depth.

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Equipped to commence resource drilling (Rome Resources to test Mont Agoma’s tin at deeper levels in DRC)  

“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,” says Gasson.

“We are confident of being close to the optimum depth for tin mineralisation at Mont Agoma as our deepest holes have intersected anomalous tin over widths of 15m to 25m which are associated with high grade copper and silver mineralisation.

Analogous to San Rafael in Peru (Rome Resources to test Mont Agoma’s tin at deeper levels in DRC)  

“We believe the Mont Agoma target is analogous to the San Rafael tin mine in Peru, which commenced as a copper and base metal mine at surface and gradually transgressed through a copper and tin transition zone, and today is one of the world’s highest grade producing tin mines.

“More impressive are our surface footprints from soil sampling of more than 2km at Kalayi and more than 1km at Mont Agoma, on which we are following up with trenching and infill soil sampling.

‘’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,’’ says Gasson.

Rome Resources to test Mont Agoma’s tin at deeper levels in DRC

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Rome Resources to test Mont Agoma’s tin at deeper levels in DRC

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