By Oscar Nkala
ASX-listed Azumah Resources Limited (AZM) says recent extensive air-core drilling operations have provided new targets for follow-up gold exploration programmes at its Wa Project in Ghana.
In a statement, the company said going forward, it will use the reverse circulation drilling method to establish the extent of gold mineralisation.
“Azumah has extended, and better defined, zones for prospective gold mineralisation at the Wa Project. Air-core drilling at the Manwe prospect has defined six prospective shear zones, with a cumulative strike of 5km.
“At the Josephine South prospect, an air-core programme has defined a new, pronounced, highly anomalous 2km by 40 metre wide zone of pronounced gold anomalism,” the company said.
AZM Managing Director Stephen Stone said the robust anomalies confirmed at the Josephine South and Manwe prospects bode well for the company’s planned pursuit of additional mineral resources.
“With follow-up work being planned, air-core and reverse circulation drilling completed at Butele and a commitment made to a 5 000 hole, 30 000 metre auger drilling programme covering the Wa lawra and Wa East prospect areas, investors can look forward to a high level of news flows,” Stone said.
The expanded exploration programme seeks to define new gold mineralisation zones as part of a broader strategy to increase the company’s resource portfolio.
Previous reverse circulation drilling in the Manwe prospect reportedly encountered ore grade mineralisation of between 5.3g and 23 grams per tonne, covering a cumulative strike area of 5km.