The North East field camp was completed April 2015.
A series of manganese prospects have been identified from the soil sampling conducted in 2010 and 2011. All soil samples were analysed for manganese using a portable XRF machine. Follow-up commenced in Q1 of 2015 using man-portable auger drills. The initial focus has been on the North East prospect and will move to the South East in Q2.
In 2011 Dome Ventures collected 7100 soil samples under the JV with Anglogold Ashanti on a grid of 400m x 50m (E-W). These samples were prepared and packaged at the time but never submitted for analysis. In February 2015 every second sample (along with the relevant standards and duplicates) was selected for ICP multi-element analysis and fire assay for gold. The results are expected to arrive during April and May.
By the end of the first quarter 2015 a total of 232 auger drill holes have been completed and 991 samples collected over the North East prospect. These samples were dried and split and then analysed using a portable XRF machine, which gives reliable (non-compliant) manganese results. By the end of March a total of 534 samples had been analysed. Auger holes drilled or planned but not analysed yet are indicated as black points.