Discussions with landowners and tenants on further drilling sites are at an advanced stage, with permission anticipated shortly. Work on the Ohmgebirge scoping study is continuing in parallel with regulatory dialogue and completion of the study remains on track for the end of calendar 2021. At Ohmgebirge, part of SHP’s portfolio of potash projects with an Inferred resource of 5.3 billion t (grading 10.8% K2O), the company plans to drill two holes to verify results from historic drillholes used to calculated the Inferred resource already declared.
Ohmgebirge has an Inferred resource of 325 million t grading 13.1% K2O and it is intended the two confirmatory holes will lead to a revised mineral resource estimate (MRE) with the inferred resource upgraded to the Indicated category.
SHP’s Managing Director, Dr Chris Gilchrist commented: “I am pleased to report we have secured landowner and tenant permission to drill our first of two holes in the Ohmgebirge mining licence area. This has enabled the company to submit its application to the state authorities for approval to drill. This represents the culmination of a massive effort on the part of the operations team, not only to complete the technical design for the deep, large diameter holes but to conduct a successful public relations exercise from which the company has won a significant level of local support. I look forward to a continuation of this successful start to our programme.”
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