07 February 2021 – Namibia is arguably one of the most attractive mining jurisdictions in Africa. Add to this the country’s unique scenic beauty and scattered shallow gold occurrences, and you have a winner. Therefore, WhyAfrica’s Hawks Eye is on Twin Hills Central in Namibia.
TSX listed Osino Resources announced an update on its resource drilling at the Osino Twin Hills Central (THC) gold project close to Karibib in Namibia. Osino recently discovered the Clouds mineralisation, which has, up to now, returned a number of excellent results. The results include a high-grade shoot of 50m at 1.75 grammes per tonne (g/t) as well as wider zones of consistently mineralised lower grade (including 77m at 0.88g/t and 97m at 0.65g/t). The ongoing resource drilling at THC has also returned additional excellent assay results which continue to define and improve the resource potential at Twin Hills.
The Twin Hills project is located in north-central Namibia, where Osino holds a dominant 7000 km2 land position. The large-scale, sedimentary-hosted and structurally controlled Twin Hills gold system was discovered by Osino in 2019.
According to Dave Underwood, Osino’s VP Exploration, the resource drill-out at THC is on schedule for the targeted maiden resource release at the end of quarter 1 (Q1) 2021. “Assay results continue to indicate excellent continuity down dip and along strike with higher grades focused around fold hinges,” says Underwood.
Some of the latest holes have intersected mineralisation over 350m down dip and still open. The new discovery along strike to the east at Clouds is also evolving positively with an excellent intercept of 50m at 1.75g/t indicating potential for wide zones of higher-grade material. The Clouds East mineralisation is currently 350m long and open east and west and promises to add significant ounces to the maiden resource.
According to Underwood the recently commissioned structural study on THC has also added confidence to the deposit model and has provided a much better structural understanding. “A second phase of structural work which started mid-January focuses on Clouds and the brownfields targets. We are particularly excited about the start of exploration drilling in February on the walk-up targets around THC, which include several magnetic, IP and gold-in-calcrete anomalies which have never been tested before,” says Underwood.
Osino has a large land to work with in an area known for its significant gold deposits therefore, WhyAfrica’s Hawks Eye is on Twin Hills Central in Namibia