Recent drilling at Kalimantan Gold’s Jelai epithermal project has confirmed moderate grade gold-silver mineralization to depths of greater than 120 metres below the surface. Eleven drill holes were completed by Tigers Realm over 3129 metres in a first stage program targeting the high-grade shoots at deeper levels of the confirmed epithermal gold.
The majority of the holes were drilled along the Mewet vein system, with the remaining holes drilled in the Sembawang and Nyabi systems.
Highlights at Mewet include 5.5 metres @ 2.73 grams/tonne gold and 6.3 grams/tonne silver including 0.6 metres @ 12.8 grams/tonne gold and 40.1 grams/tonne silver; and 2.9 metres @ 5.16 grams/tonne gold and 12.3 grams/tonne silver including 1.5 metres @ 8.43 grams/tonne gold and 21.7 grams/tonne silver.
Jelai is in northeast Kalimantan, where local community and village leaders of Bunau and Terindak have supported exploration of the 4675 hectare site. Kalimantan Gold has current corporate and social responsibility activities under way to assist local resident groups in forage and fodder cultivation, rubber seedling nurseries and animal husbandry including the creation of fish ponds.
The vegetable group has been harvesting produce from the plot and selling into the local market. The ponds have been stocked with catfish fingerlings that are growing well and being managed by each village. The two rubber groups in each village have established a nursery plot and planted rootstock for grafting. Experts from this village have begun providing training to the rubber groups.
In Mewet village, close to the exploration camp, the company is also supporting the provision of mother and child care by the sub-district health clinic. Malnutrition and tuberculosis are serious concerns and this is the first time the villagers have had access to professional health care.