Australian miner Dwyka Resources has begun the second phase of diamond drilling at its Muremera nickel project in the Republic of Burundi, Africa.

Dwyka secured 100% ownership of the project in March following a handover from Australia’s BHP Billiton, which had previously invested $7.3m in the project.

Dwyka has formulated its drilling targets after extensive versatile time-domain electromagnetic surveys generated signatures consistent with massive sulphide bodies that may have a nickel signature.

The targets are about 10km the Barrick / Xstrata Kabanga project, currently the world’s largest undeveloped nickel sulphine project.

Dwyka has applied for extension of the Muremera exploration licence.