Edenville plans deeper drilling programme in Tanzania By: Petronel Smit Published: 10th January 2011 JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) Aim-listed Edenville Energy said on Monday that quality surface coal, as well as new coal outcrop, was identified by 32 grab samples collected at the Rukwa coalfield project in southern Tanzania. Chairperson Simon Rollason noted that the current geological surface programme confirmed the thermal quality of the surface coal at the Namwele and Mkomolo deposits, as well as additional coal outcrop west of Namwele. The new coal outcrop was identified 3 km west of known deposits and geological mapping and pitting revealed extensive strike at Mkomolo, with coal observed over at least 2,5 km. While current percussion drilling was only able to penetrate the top of the coal seams, replacement drill rigs with greater depth and sample collection capability were planned for resources delineation. Following the examination of these surface results and the results from the shallow percussion drill holes, we believe that it is appropriate to undertake a programme of deeper drilling, whereby results can be developed into a future resource estimate, Rollason noted. Drill targets would test both historic and newly identified coal seams during the second and third quarters of 2011. The company aimed to generate a maiden resource estimate at Namwele for an openpit coal mine by the end of 2011. The Rukwa coalfields had previously been subject to small-scale coalmining operations, with the primary areas located at Namwele, Mkomolo and Muze.