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#POW Power Metal Resources – Haneti Project – Diamond Drilling Complete

Power Metal Resources PLC (LON:POW) the London listed exploration company seeking large-scale metal discoveries across its global project portfolio announces an update from the Company’s inaugural diamond drilling programme on the nickel-copper-cobalt-platinum group element Haneti Project (“Haneti” or the “Project”) located in central Tanzania.


–    The Company confirms the drill programme has been completed successfully with a total of 900.04 metres completed across three drill holes as planned.

–    Core logging and sampling is underway, with samples being prepared for thin section petrographic analysis and laboratory assay testing (for nickel, copper, platinum, palladium, cobalt, chromium and gold) at SGS Tanzania.

–     Large intersections of serpentinite and gabbroic rocks were identified in MWDD01 and MWDD02 (Mwaka drill holes) with indications of peridotitic sequences, the latter subject to confirmation through the thin section petrographic analysis.

– MHDD01 (Mihanza drill hole) intersected massive serpentinite from surface and serpentinised meta-gabbroic rocks at depth. 

Paul Johnson, Chief Executive Officer of Power Metal Resources plc commented:

“This drill programme was safely executed and delivered on schedule and within budget. We are grateful to the operational team for a job well done.

Now that the physical drilling has been completed we move into the core logging, sampling and testing phase, and clearly there are various elements to this.

We are cautious with early interpretations until the core logging and testing is complete.  What we can say is that we have seen thick sections of ultramafic rocks and have postulated that the anticipated geological model has been demonstrated from the core recovered.

We are encouraged by the technical and geological success so far and look forward to providing further updates as and when they become available. 

Joint Venture Ownership Structure

The Haneti Project is currently held under a Joint Venture (“JV”) with Katoro Gold Plc (LON:KAT “Katoro”) who hold a 65% interest, with the remaining 35% interest held by Power Metal.



The technical information contained in this disclosure has been read and approved by Mr Nick O’Reilly (MSc, DIC, MIMMM, MAusIMM, FGS), who is a qualified geologist and acts as the Competent Person under the AIM Rules – Note for Mining and Oil & Gas Companies. Mr O’Reilly is a Principal consultant working for Mining Analyst Consulting Ltd which has been retained by Power Metal Resources PLC to provide technical support.


· Serpentinite: a green coloured rock formed through the low-temperature metamorphism of ultramafic rocks from the earrth’s mantle. The metamorphic chemical reactions convert unhydrous ferromagnesian silicate minerals (pyroxene, olivine) into hydrous silicate minerals (serpentine).

· Gabbroic: rock within the range classified as Gabbro which is a coarse-grained, mafic intrusive igneous rock formed from the slow cooling of magnesium-rich and iron-rich magma. Gabbro is found at the mid-ocean ridges and as plutons associated with continental volcanism. Gabbro intrusives can be associated with chromium, nickel, cobalt, gold, silver, platinum and copper mineralisation.

· Peridotitic: related to Peridotite rock, a dense, coarse-grained ultramafic igneous rock consisting mostly of the silicate minerals olivine and pyroxene. Peridotites is often a constituent in the layered igneous complexes that can host platiunum group metals and nickel.

· Ultramafic: Ultramafic rocks are a group of igneous and meta-igneous rocks with a very low silica content (less than 45%), generally >18% MgO, high FeO, low potassium, and are composed of usually greater than 90% mafic minerals (dark colored, high magnesium and iron content). The Earth’s mantle is composed of ultramafic rocks. Intrusive ultramafic rocks are often found in large, layered ultramafic igneous intrusions where differentiated rock types often occur in layers and metals can be concentrated.

This announcement contains inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of the Market Abuse Regulation (EU) 596/2014 as it forms part of UK domestic law by virtue of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (“MAR”), and is disclosed in accordance with the Company’s obligations under Article 17 of MAR.

For further information please visit https://www.powermetalresources.com/ or contact:



Power Metal Resources plc

Paul Johnson (Chief Executive Officer)

+44 (0) 7766 465 617

SP Angel Corporate Finance (Nomad and Joint Broker)

Ewan Leggat/Charlie Bouverat

+44 (0) 20 3470 0470

SI Capital Limited (Joint Broker)

Nick Emerson                                                                                                           

+44 (0) 1483 413 500

First Equity Limited (Joint Broker)

David Cockbill/Jason Robertson

+44 (0) 20 7330 1883

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