On the back of excellent quarterly results, Alphamin intends resuscitating its exploration drilling project at the Bisie tin mine in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Alphamin is resuming exploration at its Bisie tin project in the DRC. Image credit: Alphamin

Alphamin is resuming exploration at its Bisie tin project in the DRC. Image credit: Alphamin

Although early stage development projects and operations keen to drill and prove up additional resources were affected by the Covid-19 backlash, a few managed to dust off their exploration plans during the lockdown.

One of those, Alphamin Resources, resuscitated its exploration drilling at the Bisie tin project in the eastern parts of the DRC. Alphamin secured funding when the lockdown sting burnt others the most. Moreover, they used the proceeds prudently to reduce debt and invest in more exploration and growth projects.

Alphamin’s exploration programmes have been put on ice before, but it seems that the pandemic has brought out the best in the most resilient of junior mining companies.

The most exciting proposition unlocked by Alphamin’s less stringent debt terms is the possibility of drilling out a maiden resource at a target called Mpama South. Bisie is currently mining what they call the Mpama North deposit.