The outcrop is interpreted to lie in the same stratigraphic position as an adjacent mine in the same basin in the east African country’s southwest.
Select says the trenching results and its recent maiden hole intersection suggest near-surface coal deposition.
The maiden hole confirmed a continuation of the outcropping coal horizon at 39m below surface.
A second intersection was achieved 89m below surface.
The company intends to continue drilling at the site after the wet season in early 2013, targeting two identified coal seams.
Select describes the Ruhuhu area as Tanzania’s richest coal basin, 100% covered by exploration licences.
The project is located 6km along strike of Intra Energy’s Mbuyura project, which claims a 251 million tonne JORC coal resource.