ASX-listed uranium explorer, A-Cap Resources’ Botswana-based exploration team has discovered two new coal projects in Botswana, while continuing its exploration programme for uranium in the basal stratigraphy of the Karoo Supergroup.The first discovery occurred at the Mea prospect while drill testing surficial radiometric targets. A vast new coal field has possibly been discovered. This area will now be identified as the Mea coal project. Initial analysis of selected seams has returned raw coal qualities that compare favourably to known higher quality coal deposits in Botswana and abroad.
The second discovery, Bolau, has been made on two separate license areas and is interpreted to be an extension of the African Energy’s Sese coal discovery.The coal logged occurs in two separate seams that vary between 3 and 25 m in thickness. At this stage no samples have been assayed to determine coal quality. In accordance with Botswana law, A-Cap notified the minister of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources of these discoveries. At the same time, A-Cap applied for an amendment of the conditions of its existing licences to include coal, as it only held licences for uranium.