Talon Metals Corp. is pleased to announce the preliminary results of core drilling at the Masama licence block at the Saber Gas Project (“Saber”). This drilling is part of the exploration program which Tlou Energy Pty Ltd (“Tlou”), Talon’s joint venture partner is completing under the farm-in agreement at Saber in Botswana, Africa.
Preliminary results from the drilling of four core holes at the Masama licence block have been reported by Tlou and are in line with the expectations of Tlou’s technical team. The widths of the carbonaceous intervals (including coal and shale) intersected in these holes were between 42 and 67 metres (“m”) and the holes were drilled to depths of between 405 and 679 metres. A total of 85 samples of coal and shale are undergoing gas desorption tests. In addition, the drill stem tests which were conducted on the coal and shale intersections are being analyzed. The test work is being undertaken at Tlou’s laboratory in Francistown, Botswana.
“The preliminary results of the first holes drilled in this phase of exploration at the Saber Gas Project are encouraging in that they have intersected the coal seams and associated shales, which are the target lithologies for the gas deposits,” said Mr. Stuart Comline, President and CEO of Talon. “Although we will await the results of the testwork currently in progress, we are also encouraged by the widths of the target coal and shale lithologies intersected at the appropriate depths for the development of the gas deposits.”
Tlou discontinued the drilling of a fifth hole due to drilling complications and decided not to redrill it due to scheduling constraints.
Tlou has relocated the drill rigs from the Masama block to the Kalahari block, and pre-collar drilling is in progress. This work is progressing well and the follow up core drilling on the first of these holes is underway.
The third and final part of this exploration program will be the drilling of core holes at the Kweneng block by Tlou. Drilling and data analysis for the entire exploration program is expected to be concluded by late 2010.