Capital Drilling has bagged a delineation drilling contract from Canada-based Sama Resources at its Yepleu property in Côte d’Ivoire.


Image: A piece of Ni about 3 cm in size. Photo courtesy of Materialscientist (talk)/Wikipedia.

Drilling is anticipated to commence in November with the initial program being 6,000 metres of diamond core drilling, targeting semi-massive and massive polymetallic sulphide targets for Nickel-Copper-Cobalt-Palladium.

The contract is Capital Drilling’s first in the country following its strategic expansion into West Africa where the Company now has 31 rigs, representing a third of its rig 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.

Capital Drilling executive chairman Jamie Boyton 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.”

Source: Company Press Release