Extends Strike By 900m
West African gold explorer and developer Tietto Minerals Limited(ASX: TIE)has encountered shallow near‐surface, high‐grade gold from diamond drilling at the 2.2Moz Abujar Gold Project, in Côte d’Ivoire, West Africa.
High‐grade mineralised drill intercepts below the current mineral resource at Abujar‐Pischon‐Golikro deposit (APG) include:
- 6m @ 4.55 g/t Au from 229m incl. 1m @ 24.38 g/t Au
- 6m @ 2.67 g/t Au from 83m
“The latest round of diamond drilling results has successfully extended gold mineralisation along strike and down dip at the APG deposit,” Tietto Managing Director, Dr Caigen Wang, said.
“We have confirmed gold mineralisation over a 900m strike length that is exclusive of the current resource model which has joined into a contiguous 3,500m zone, open to the north and south.
“The gold system at APG remains open at depth – up to 280m below surface – and the persistence of high‐grade shoots has been confirmed by ZDD221, which intersected 6m @ 4.55 g/t Au from 229m including 1m @ 24.38 g/t Au.
“We expect these results to deliver resource growth at APG enhancing its potential to provide shallow open‐pittable gold ounces that would complement a potential high‐grade open‐pit operation at AG, which is 7km to the north.”
Tietto’s ongoing diamond drilling programme is designed to grow resource ounces at its 2.2Moz Abujar Gold Project.
Gold mineralisation remains open along strike and at depth. Drilling has confirmed a contiguous zone of gold mineralisation over a strike length of 3,500m, which is open to the north and south.
Tietto has intersected gold mineralisation up to 280m below surface and mineralisation remains open. Tietto is planning to drill more holes along strike and further step back drilling to test the depth limits.
Tietto’s fully funded 50,000‐metre drill programme continues, aiming to increase the resource inventory of existing deposits as well as identifying new prospects within the Abujar Project’s 70km long gold corridor, of which 90% of the strike length remains to be tested. Tietto currently operates 4 of its own diamond drill rigs on site and continues to benefit from operating with some of the lowest exploration costs in the gold sector with ever improving drill production rates driving this cost efficiency. This will ensure a steady flow of drill results to be incorporated into an Abujar resource update scheduled for Q3 2020, building on the existing 2.2Moz gold resource.