The Al Masna’a nickel, copper, cobalt project is located in the Saadah region some 205 km north-northwest of the capital city, Sana’a, and 25 km south of the border with Saudi Arabia.
Anomalous nickel and copper values have been found in heavy mineral concentrates in a number of heavy mineral samples collected in the region while variably anomalous results for cobalt and platinum occur in follow up drainage, soil and rock samples. Most of the anomalous values occur in an area underlain by layered gabbroic rocks. Soil surveying around a mineralized drill hole at Al Masna’a identified several anomalous zones of copper, nickel, cobalt, platinum, palladium and rhodium.
The evidence to date strongly suggests that the high nickel values discovered in the Al Masna drill hole are not an isolated occurrence and that there is good probability of discovering extensions to this mineralized zone, as well as new zones of nickel mineralization. The results of the sampling to date identify one or more zones of mineralization with a strike length of at least 4.5 kilometers. The zone is open to the north.
Drilling is planned to test the IP, TEM and nickel soil geochemical anomalous zones in the Al Masna’a area with the objective of determining the grade and distribution of nickel and copper in the iron sulphide horizons.