The Abujar Potoco Prospect (APP) was discovered in a new shear zone structurally parallel to, and 900 metres east, of the Abujar Shear.
Gold mineralisation in fresh rock at APP has been extensively exposed by large-scale artisanal workings.
A fresh rock sample from APP has returned 50.8 g/t gold within an elevated gold zone, coincident with IP showing potential for a series of parallel gold veins within a new
wide shear zone
One of Tietto's three diamond drill rigs has been mobilised to drill below the Potoco artisanal pit.
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Tietto managing director Caigen Wang said he was encouraged by the discovery of gold mineralisation at Potoco.
“This discovery demonstrates how much additional exploration is required within the 70 kilometre of continuous shear zone at Abujar as well as providing clear evidence of well mineralised parallel shear zones.
“We are awaiting step back and extensional drill results at the northern end of Abujar Gludehi (AG), which should contribute to high-grade resources in the resource upgrade anticipated for late 2019.”
The company is also continuing diamond drilling operations at the northern portion of the AG)deposit, designed to extend the high-grade core which hosts 1.06 million ounces gold at 2.1 g/t gold.
Notable results from this ongoing program include:
- 10 metres at 25.85 g/t gold from 115 metres;
- 4 metres at 100.73 g/t from 76 metres;
- 7 metres at 4.68 g/t from 87 metres; and
- 5 metres at 5.29 g/t from 146 metres.
Following completion of these substantial drilling programs, Tietto expects to deliver a further resource upgrade to its current 1.73 million ounce estimate at Abujar later in the year.