Arc Exploration has received further encouraging drill results from its 5000 metre scout drilling program at Trenggalek, East Java.
The latest three holes are in the southern portion of the West Sentul Vein and total 295 metres. All three holes returned narrow high grade gold intersections from within broader moderate grade gold zones hosted in the vein.
Two holes were drilled perpendicular to the vein on the same section as an earlier hole to test vein continuity to a depth of about 150 metres below surface. The third hole was drilled to the north to intersect the vein at about the same elevation as the earlier hole but about 25 metres further north along its strike.
The five holes completed in the current program total 550 metres and rank several prospects for further drilling.
The first of the three new holes returned two separate 1 metre intersections of 10.4 grams/tonne gold and 21 grams/tonne silver, and 10.2 grams/tonne gold and 40 grams/tonne silver within a 9.4 metre intersection of 5.27 grams/tonne gold and 18 grams/tonne silver from 35.1 metres down-hole.
The second returned a 2 metre intersection of 17.2 grams/tonne gold and 13 grams/tonne silver within a 9.65 metre intersection of 4.51 grams/tonne gold and 8 grams/tonne silver from 111.35 metres. It also returned a separate 1 metre intersection of 7.34 grams/tonne gold and 10 grams/tonne silver within a 10.75 metre intersection of 3.62 grams/tonne gold and 9 grams/tonne silver from 127.95 metres.
The third returned a 1 metre intersection of 8.10 grams/tonne gold and 23 grams/tonne silver within a 9 metre intersection of 4.91 grams/tonne gold and 19 grams/tonne silver from 5.8 metres.
The true-width of the mineralized vein in this part of the vein system appears to be consistent at about 6-7 metres.
The company regards these results as very encouraging as they confirm the occurrence of high grade gold mineralization surrounded by moderate grade gold mineralization to a depth of at least 150 metres below surface in the southern part of the West Sentul Vein. Mineralization is open in both directions along strike and at depth. The vein textures observed in these recent intercepts are considered to be typical of strongly mineralized, high-level epithermal gold-vein systems described elsewhere in the Indonesian archipelago.