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Azumah Resources starts RC drilling at Wa Gold Project in Ghana

Published 01 March 2018

Azumah Resources has commenced a 25-hole, 4,500m reverse circulation (RC) drilling program to extend ore reserves at the Kunche and Bepkong deposits located at Wa Gold Project in Ghana’s emerging Upper West Region.

  • A 25-hole,~4,500m RC drilling programme has commenced at the Kunche and Bepkong deposits.
  • Objective is to expand existing pits and increase Ore Reserves.
  • Kunche drilling planned to extend pit north, to deepen mid - pit ‘saddle’ area and to capture eastern lode mineralisation into pit.
  • Bepkong drilling is designed to extend pit north and to either capture Bepkong North mineralisation or enable a separate pit to be designed 
  • Results expected early-to mid-April.

“ A 25-hole, 4,500m RC drilling campaign is in full swing at the Wa Gold Project ’s Kunche and Bepkong deposits where the technical team of funding partner Ibaera Capital is aiming to extend and deepen existing pit designs and capture satellite mineralisation to boost Ore Reserves” said Azumah Managing Director, Stephen Stone.

“ We last drilled the Kunche-Bepkong area several years ago so we are really looking forward to seeing what this drilling will deliver and its implications for the broader Project ”.

Under the technical guidance of joint venture partner, Ibaera Capital (Ibaera), a number of opportunities have been identified to reconsider existing pit designs in order to capture more mineralisation and boost Ore Reserves.

Drilling at Kunche is designed to test for mineralisation that might enable the existing pit to be extended north, to deepen the mid-pit ‘saddle’ area and to possibly capture eastern lode mineralisation into pit.

Drilling at Bepkong is designed to extend that pit north and to either capture Bepkong North mineralisation or enable a separate pit to be designed .

The current Kunche and Bepkong pits extend to a maximum depth of 128m and 105m and hosts Ore Reserves of 309,000oz (4.97Mt at 1.94g/t Au) and 113,000oz (1.90Mt at 1.85g/t Au) respectively.These are contained within substantial Measured, Indicated and Inferred Mineral Resources extending to twice these depths.Kunche and Bepkong mineralisation is very consiste nt over their respective 1,400m and 560m north-south strike lengths.During the process of discovery and infill drilling by Azumah at Kunche, Bepkong and also at the Julie deposit in the Project’s Wa East region, numerous high-grade intercepts exceeding ov er 100 gramme-metres have been returned.The drilling is scheduled to take five weeks with results likely to be available in early-to mid-April 2018.

Source: Company Press Release