Metals Australia said that the drilling rig’s have arrived on site to commence a second round of reverse circulation (RC) drilling at the Mile72 Uranium project in north of Swakopmund, Namibia.

Previous drilling, the RC program completed in December 2013 intersected pegmatitic horizons containing anomalous alaskite-hosted uranium mineralization.

The program involved 39 drill holes for 3,763m of drilling, testing to a maximum level of 85m below surface. It focused on a series of priority targets testing the Damaran schist- granite-pegmatite/alaskite sequence where it correlated with surface geochemical, radiometric, and aeromagnetic anomalies.

The horizons were often covered by blanketing sands, representing the possible presence of large untested uranium targets under areas of radon cup anomalism at Mile 72.

The second round of RC program is aimed at drilling the elevated radon cup anomalism in these target areas which would provide the project with significant additional opportunities to expand the exploration success, the company said.