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Red Rock drill programme commences at Central KKM Gold Prospect in Kenya

Red Rock drill programme commences at Central KKM Gold Prospect in Kenya

Red Rock Resources, the natural resource development company with interests in gold, manganese and copper announced that following the recent receipt of all permits, the Company is now beginning the reverse circulation (RC) drill programme at the Central KKM Gold Prospect, the central part of the Mikei Gold Project (MGP or the Project) in Kenya.

Elsewhere in the MGP Red Rock continues its exploration, with 54 line KM of the planned 115 line KM of IP survey covered in the Masurura area of the Eastern license.  In addition, a 300 line km magnetic survey has started at Kurutyange, also part of the Eastern License, following completion of an 11 Line km survey at the MK Prospect north of Central KKM.  

This programme follows up some of the recommendations accompanying the announcement of a revised Mineral Resource Estimate ("MRE") on 22 February 2021, covering the five prospects which together currently make up the MGP. The object of the programme is to improve the confidence and classification of future MREs at the MGP through infill drilling, and by targeted step-out drilling to potentially increase the size of the Mineral Resource.

Joseph Komu, Project Manager, Red Rock: "I am extremely excited that we finally have the necessary permits for the drilling contractor to mobilize to site and start drilling. We have 19 drill pads ready for the rig and the laboratory is ready to receive the first shipment of samples for assay in the coming weeks. We are optimistic that this initial programme will spur an extended drill programme that will advance the Resource to the next stages of development."

The MGP (100% owned by Red Rock), comprises two prospecting licences which cover approximately 245 km2, namely PL/2018/0202 and PL/2018/0203, over the Migori Greenstone Belt, and are located along the northern margin of the Tanzanian Craton. The licences extend 63 km along strike of the belt, which also hosts the Kilimapesa Gold treatment plant. The North Mara Gold Mine, which is operated by Barrick Gold, is located 30 km to the south of the MGP in Tanzania.

Regional exploration in the project area began in the early 1930s and culminated in the identification and subsequent mining of the Macalder volcanogenic massive sulphide (VMS) base metal mine.


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