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  • Rome Resources (RMR) completion of soil sampling and starts drilling on PR 15130 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • The BNTP consists of two contiguous properties, exploration permit PR 13274 and exploration permit PR 15130
  • The samples were prepared on-site, including drying, light crushing and sieving down to -180 microns
  • Laboratory results are expected within 30 days
  • All holes will be drilled at -60 degrees toward 230 degrees
  • Rome Resources (RMR) is up 5.26 per cent on the day, trading at C$0.20 at 12:30 pm EST

Rome Resources (RMR) started drilling on a newly defined, high-grade, contiguous tin in soil anomaly within the Bisie North Tin Project (BNTP).

The BNTP is comprised of two contiguous properties, exploration permit PR 13274 and exploration permit PR 15130. Both are in the Walikale District of the North Kivu Province in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.

All work was focused on the neighbouring PR 13274.

Rome finished a soil sampling programme across the ridge which extends onto the property from the adjacent licence PR 13274 and is known to host tin mineralization.

Samples were collected on a 25m x 10m grid to test for the distribution of tin and associated minerals.

The samples were prepared on-site, including drying, light crushing and sieving down to -180 microns, producing 500 g samples which have been submitted to accredited ALS Global laboratories in Johannesburg, South Africa, for analysis.

Each sample was also assayed using a Niton XRF Analyser, which has circa 90 per cent accuracy according to readings taken on standard pellets of known grade and pulped samples with known tin, copper, zinc and arsenic grades.

Laboratory results are expected within 30 days and will give greater confidence to the current assays reported by the XRF analyzer.

In addition, assays on the adjoining tenement identified the presence of gold which is not identifiable on the Niton. Any presence of gold in the current programme will be confirmed in the laboratory results.

The company has contracted International Drilling Solutions SARL to drill a nominal 2,000 m from 11 planned diamond drill holes, which will test 300 m of the potential strike of the tin anomaly.

The drilling has now commenced, it will test two parallel mineralized zones, and holes will be drilled to depths of 150 m to 200 m.

The drilling programme may be altered to accommodate new information from the drill core, as there is no surface outcrop or any indication of the underlying surface position of the mineralized structure.

All holes will be drilled at -60 degrees towards 230 degrees. 

Dr. Georg Schnura, CEO and President of Rome, said, “We are extremely excited at the prospect of drilling such a significant soil anomaly on the Bisie North Project.”

“The company, with the assistance of local staff, has built an exploration camp and is confident that further exploration success will be a key driver in improving social conditions for local communities through upgrades to local infrastructure and creating employment opportunities,” added Dr. Schnura.

Rome Resources is a junior exploration company that was reinstated onto Tier 2 of the TSXV.

Rome Resources (RMR) is up 5.26 per cent on the day, trading at C$0.20 at 12:30 pm EST.


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