Multiple zones of high-grade gold mineralization have been intersected in the second mineralized system identified at White Cliff Minerals’ Chanach project. The new mineralized system, called the Copper-Gold Zone (CGZ), occurs 120 metres above and parallel to the mineralization identified at the Lower Gold Zone (LGZ).
Best results from the latest drill hole at CGZ are 5 metres from 20 metres @ 4.7 grams/tonne gold, 6 metres from 36 metres @ 7.5 grams/tonne including 1 metre @ 30.6 grams/tonne, 4 metres from 80 metres @ 6.0 grams/tonne, 5 metres from 127 metres @ 2.5 grams/tonne and 2 metres from 148 metres @ 2.3 grams/tonne.
The new results are along strike from mineralization in two previously reported drill holes. They support previous results from the CHZ where the first six reverse circulation holes identified extensive high-grade mineralization within two shear zones. Drill cuttings panned from these zones revealed visible gold.
White Cliffs’ managing director Todd Hibberd says, “The continued high grade gold results from drilling demonstrate the outstanding potential of the Aucu gold deposit to develop into a major gold discovery. The company has now confirmed that high grade gold mineralization occurs within both the CGZ and the LGZ. The possibility of further parallel systems remains untested.
“Mineralization starts at the surface and has been identified to at least 100 metres vertical depth in both systems and is open along strike in both directions The potential of the Aucu Gold system is exceptional and the company is currently planning extensive exploration activities for the 2015 field season.”