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Jabal Sahabiyah

The Jabal Sahabiyah tender area consists of three contiguous Exploration Licenses and was awarded to Royal Road Arabia at the Future Minerals Forum, January 2024. The licenses cover approximately 284 square kilometers and are located in the Asir Province of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, within the geologically prospective Nabitah-Tathlith belt.

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Royal Road Arabia has completed initial geological mapping, geochemical sampling and ground-borne geophysical surveys across the licenses.

Project Summary

The Jabal Sahabiyah Exploration tender consisting of three contiguous Exploration Licenses was awarded to RRA as Preferred Bidder in a competitive Licensing Round in January of this year. The license areas are approximately 284 square kilometers in areal extent and located in Asir Province of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia within the prospective Nabitah-Tathlith belt (see Figure 1).

Initial detailed field work at Jabal Sahabiyah has focused on two exposed polymetallic gossans, Jabal Muwayqirah and Hanash North (see Figures 2 and 3). Both gossans were originally identified by Riofinex (a subsidiary of Rio Tinto Zinc) in the 1970’s and were assessed principally for their potential to host zinc mineralization. Riofinex completed geological mapping, soil sampling and limited shallow open hole percussion drilling on the gossans (see Figures 2 and 3). Geochemical analyses were conducted on-site and were limited to zinc, copper, lead and silver.

Recent field work by RRA has constrained mineralization to shallow-dipping, skarn-style zones of unknown overall thickness or repetition that have been refolded by (F2 or F3 generation) shallow-dipping, shallow-plunging, isoclinal folds (Figures 2 and 3).

The result is variably exposed repetitions of “ribbon-style” mineralized bodies with potential for significant lateral extent and near-surface potential. Furthermore, reconnaissance rock-chip samples collected by RRA have returned higher copper and significant gold results (not historically analyzed) from Jabal Muwayqirah including up to 5.0% copper (Mean 1.1%, minimum 0.2% copper), and 7.5 grams per tonne gold (Mean 2.6 and minimum 0.5 grams per tonne gold). At the Hanash North target where rock-chip and soil sampling is currently underway, the fold geometry is interpreted to have repeated mineralization, exposing it again at the southwestern gossan area (see Figure 3) and concealing it under shallow cover towards the east.

The company plans to conduct more structural mapping at Jabal Sahabiyah, aided by its drone-borne hyperspectral scanner, magnetometer and radiometer, and to complete grid-based auger soil sampling across both gossan areas with a view to identifying targets for drill-testing before the end of 2024.

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