Further drilling at Central Asia Resources’ Alyntas Project in southern Kazakhstan has resulted in gold mineralization being detected from surface to 400 metres deep, and the prospect remains open at depth.
Recent drilling has explored depth extensions under the current resource at the fold nose that dominates Alyntas mineralization.
One hole recorded more than 100 metres of mineralization starting from 149 metres while in another hole returned 3 metres @ 3.57 grams/tonne gold from 404 metres, which is the deepest mineralization recorded to date at Alyntas.
Central Asia’s managing director Jason Stirbinskis says, “The important message is an increase in confidence that the mineralization we see at the surface continues at depth and, therefore. There is the possibility of finding additional high grade zones below potential open pit depths.
“Until recently the hulk of our drilling has focused on defining a near-surface resource, down to about 180 metres. We completed a few deeper holes last year with spectacular results around the fold nose, which prompted the deep drilling in the current program.”
The resource for Alyntas announced in May 2009 shows 1.757 million indicated tonnes @ 1.89 grams/tonne gold for 106,889 ounces and 5.156 million tonnes @ 2.40 grams/tonne for 397,113 ounces.

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