The Tembo Gold Property
The Tembo Gold Project is our highest exploration priority, and is located directly northwest of and adjacent to Barrick's Bulyanhulu Gold Mine, in the Sukumaland Greenstone Belt.
The Tembo Project consists of a contiguous prospecting area comprising 33 prospecting licenses and 5 prospecting license applications, in total covering an area of 101 km2. Prior exploration over a period of more than ten years has been re-processed, reinterpreted and a number of compelling advanced targets warranting focused follow-up including drilling have been identified.
Other Prospecting Licenses
Elsewhere in the Achaean geology of Tanzania, south and east of Lake Victoria, Tembo Gold Corp holds approximately 317km2 of active licenses and has a further 407km2 under application. These will be the subject of further review and exploration.
The Tembo Gold Project
Prior exploration of the Tembo Gold Project area over the course of the last 10 years progressed from broad soil sampling campaigns and high resolution airborne magnetics designed to test the gold potential of the whole of the license areas and assist in the interpretation of potentially favorable underlying geology, to more detailed follow-up programs, including very limited drill testing of gold and structural anomalies generated by those programs.
This historic information reports both reverse circulation and diamond core drilling intercepts at potentially economic gold values.
Tembo Gold Corp has reviewed and assessed all the historic exploration data and has determined that the gold potential in the Tembo Project is effectively untested. The detailed technical review and ground follow-up has defined an initial seven gold targets that warrant immediate drill testing. These include the interpreted extension of a northwest trending magnetic lineament which may be related to the adjacent Bulyanhulu Gold Mine and several areas of concentrated artisanal mining along numerous similar sub-parallel structures containing very similar mineralization as evidenced by the material being mined and treated locally. A LIDAR survey flown during the latter half of 2012 provided a detailed DTM and high resolution color ortho-rectified photographic image which clearly delineates the extent and location of artisanal mining to further assist in drill targeting.
Exploration Program Outline
Tembo commenced its latest exploration program with drilling beginning in January 2012. The Company has released updates on project progress on two targets Ngula 1 and Nyakagwe East and further updates will be provided on a regular basis as results are returned.
The first phase of exploration work has focused primarily on drill testing these targets defined by the recent review and field reconnaissance work. Reverse circulation drilling is being used primarily to locate hidden potential gold bearing structures and concealed extensions to known gold structures beneath the extensive cover. Diamond drilling has commenced testing and defining the structural controls and nature and tenor of mineralization along known well-mineralized prime target areas where artisanal mining is extensively undertaken, including Ngula 1, Ngula 2, Nyakagwe East and Nyakagwe Village. This will be followed by detailed close-spaced systematic reverse circulation drilling to enhance the resource confidence when required. The initial RC focus is on the Buly Trend and Mgusu targets. These all form the seven highly prospective targets (shown above) selected for follow-up through to the end of 2012.
Please see Tembo Gold Corp's NI43-101 technical report dated July 31, 2012 for full project details.