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South Harz Potash receives permission for second Ohmgebirge drill site

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South Harz Potash (SHP) has received landowner and tenant permission for the second of two confirmatory drill holes at its Ohmgebirge potash project in the South Harz region of Germany.

Data from the two holes is required to upgrade the Ohmgebirge Mineral Resource Estimate (MRE) to the Indicated level.

Following the appointment of a contract drilling company for the first drill hole, SHP is in advanced discussions with the drillers to relocate to the second site once the first hole has been completed.

Having received the detailed drilling plan for the first hole, SHP has provided the regulatory authority TLUBN with the required supplementary information and awaits their final approval. A detailed drilling plan for the second hole is in progress and SHP will submit it to TLUBN shortly.

SHP’s Managing Director, Dr Chris Gilchrist commented: “I am pleased to have now secured landowner and tenant permission to drill the second of two holes in the Ohmgebirge mining licence area, enabling the team to focus on drilling and completing the scoping study. Our efforts to secure these sites have been hampered by COVID travel restrictions, but our senior personnel are now able to go to Germany and have engaged with stakeholders on a faceto-face basis to achieve this. We are also fortunate to have secured drillers during this post-pandemic surge in demand for contract services and we can now see a clear path to the delivery of our objectives.”

At Ohmgebirge, the company plans to drill two holes to verify results from the historic drillholes that were used to calculate and declare an Inferred resource of 325 million t grading 13.1% K2O. It is intended the two confirmatory holes will lead to a revised MRE with the inferred resource upgraded to the Indicated category.

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