Capital Drilling has been awarded a contract with Canada-based Sama Resources at its Yepleu base and platinum group metal deposit in Côte d’Ivoire.Drilling is anticipated to commence in November with the initial programme being 6,000 m of diamond core drilling, targeting semi-massive and massive polymetallic sulphide targets for nickel-copper-cobalt-palladium between 600 m and 900 m from surface.The contract is Capital Drilling’s first in the country following its strategic expansion into West Africa where the company now has 31 rigs – a third of its fleet.“This contract will initially utilise two diamond drill rigs, sourced from the group’s base in Yamoussoukro, which was established in H1 2018 as part of the group’s strategic growth focus into the West African market,” the company said.Commenting on the contract, Jamie Boyton, Executive Chairman, said: “It is very pleasing to see our increased presence in the high-growth West African region continue to deliver results and we look forward to starting our first contract in Côte d’Ivoire.“With the increased fleet and new infrastructure in place, we are well positioned to continue to secure additional work in the country in the future.”Sama said the drilling programme will test high-conductivity targets defined by the Phase 1 Typhoon™ electromagnetic geophysical survey carried out earlier this year.“It is at the Yepleu area that Sama made the first discovery of nickel-copper sulphide mineralisation at surface in West Africa with material grading up to 1.39% Ni and 2.26% Cu sulphide (tested using a hand held Niton XRF analyser),” the exploration company said.The Yepleu area is 18 km southwest of Sama’s Samapleu nickel-copper deposit.
← Previous Story SG BBM Bietigheim “lost” goalkeeper with EHF CL experience – Ivan Stevanovic Next Story → BIG SUMMER PLAN: Kielce want to set new record with 15.500 fans against PSG The best goalkeeper in the finish of the EHF Champions League 2014/2015 season, FC Barcelona member Danijel Šarić praised his coach Xavi Pascual in exclusive interview for Balkan-Handball.com caling him “as the best in the world”:– He is amazing as a coach and person. I know in every moment what he thinks about me as a player and what he wants from me. If he wants something, he is helping you to achieve that. He is making thing much more simple. He is the best coach with whom I worked in my career. It is amazing how he preparing the matches, how deep respect has for his players, and all 16 of them are satisfied in the locker room. That means something. He knows when to relax the team, when to become more serious. I feel sorry that there are no such a lot of vibration about him in TOP handball as he deserved that. He deserved for all what he did in Barcelona for these seven years. He is one of the best in the world, for me, the best – concluded Saric his comment about the coach with whom Barcelona won the VELUX EHF Champions League twice. Danijel Saric