Aton Resources Inc. has released an update on the latest assay results from the Phase 2 diamond drilling programme at its advanced Rodruin gold exploration project, located in Egypt.
The Rodruin prospect was discovered in December 2017 by Aton geologists (see news release dated December 14, 2017), and is located approximately 18km east of the Company’s Hamama West mineral deposit
Holes ROD-080 to ROD-085 were drilled in the Aladdin’s Hill area with 2 holes twinning RC percussion holes from the 2018 RC drilling programme. Holes ROD-086 to ROD-090 were drilled to test oxide resources at the Central Buttress Zone.
Mineralisation from surface
Holes ROD-082 and ROD-084 both intersected wide zones of mineralisation from surface, associated with phyllic altered sediments, at Aladdin’s Hill returning 2.99 g/t Au and 5.3 g/t Ag over a 53.4m interval (hole ROD-082), and 2.33 g/t Au and 6.6 g/t Ag over a 53.6m interval (hole ROD-084).
Correlation of the results from the 2 twin holes, ROD-082 and ROD-083, with the original RC holes was good; 4 holes were drilled from a single pad at the eastern edge of the CBZ, and all returned wide intersections of mineralisation, including 1.07 g/t Au and 14.5 g/t Ag over 42.25m from surface (ROD-088).
2 of the drill holes intersected visible gold in phyllic altered oxidised sediments, ROD-083 and ROD-087, further indicating the potential for additional discrete zones of high grade, coarse gold bearing mineralisation within the general Rodruin area.