West African Mineral Corporation set to begin Cameroon drilling project

West African MineralWest African Minerals Corporation operates in six permits throughout Cameroon. (Image source: West African Minerals Corporation)Iron ore exploration group West African Mineral Corporation (WAMC) has announced that it is set to begin the second phase of its exploration programme at the firm’s Binga permit in south-western Cameroon

The drilling project will comprise of a series of 400-500 shallow holes, averaging 45 metres in depth. 

WAMC has awarded the second phase operations contract to South Africa-based Hall Core Drilling, with an expected completion date of November 2012.

Throughout the project, the WAMC intends to verify the geophysical results gathered from the first phase of the project, as well as test for haematite-DSO with high tonnage potential.

WAMC executive co-chairman Stephen Dattels said, “The drilling programme is designed to leverage our success on two levels; firstly, to capture the near term potential of the Binga coastal permit, and also to identify a resource that can be brought into production in relatively short time.”

Dattels added that results accumulated in phase two will subsequently aid in structuring the drilling programme of the third phase.

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