Metals of Africa has commenced drilling the Rulio Prospect at its 100% owned Rio Mazoe project in the Tete province of Mozambique.East African focused exploration ASX-listed company Metals of Africa has revealed that drilling will be a 4-5 hole, ~1,500 metre diamond (NQ) core program designed to define Broken Hill Type (BHT) mineralisation; planned drill depths are 200-375m, average end-of-hole depth 300m. Recent exploration at the Rulio Prospect identified a 6km strike of extensive outcropping alteration and associated high‐grade mineralisation, coincident with a significant geophysical anomaly, which will be the focus of drilling.
The main Rulio vein hosts high grade lead and silver at surface, of up to 75.7% lead and 229 g/t silver, with average grades of 59.6% lead and 115 g/t silver (ASX announcement, 4 October 2013). First assay results are expected in early 2014, and any visible indication of mineralisation identified will be reported to the market immediately.This exploration program will also include down‐hole electromagnetic (EM) geophysics to help identify potential conductive bodies, which may present additional drill targets. The drill program and EM work is expected to be completed mid‐December 2013.