Azumah auger sampling defines drill targets
Auger sampling at Azumah Resources’ Wa-Lawra gold project in northwest Ghana has defined several high tenor auger anomalies at the recently discovered Kunche East prospect, which provide walk-up drill targets for a 5,000m program commencing in October.The Kunche East area is between 300m and 600m east of Azumah’s 500,000-ounce Kunche gold resource and is interpreted as a number of parallel zones of up to 1km strike, identified from geological mapping of outcropping quartz veins, elevated rock chip values and coincident bottom-of-hole auger results. Azumah Managing Director, Stephen Ross said Kunche East was proving to be an interesting discovery of near-surface mineralisation within several parallel quartz vein zones in a structural setting similar to that seen at Kunche.“It represents an excellent opportunity to quickly add to Azumah’s Wa-Lawra resource base and the well defined, high tenor auger anomalies facilitate precise and efficient drill targeting into the broader anomalous parallel zones,” Mr Ross said. Auger drill hole sampling was conducted to an average depth of 2.6m into the residual saprolite over the majority of the previously defined 1km long and 500m wide Kunche East area and wide spaced sampling was completed north of this area for a further 2km. The majority of the anomalous sample zones have bottom-of-hole gold-in-soil values in excess of 50ppb, with localised spot high results of 4.21g/t, 1.28g/t and 1.06g/t gold. These auger anomalies span a strongly mineralised zone in excess of 400m of strike previously identified by rock chip values of 5.77g/t, 3.23g/t, 4.07g/t, 2.91g/t and 2.12g/t gold. Azumah has scheduled reverse circulation drilling to commence at Kunche and Kunche East in October 2007 with the aim of increasing the existing Kunche resource by testing for extensions to the known mineralisation, as well as testing Kunche East.