Drilling by Inter-Citic Minerals at the Dachang Gold Project has intersected mineralization at five new exploration areas.
The ongoing 2010 exploration program is focused entirely in new areas at Dachang targeting near-surface resource expansion and all of the most recent drill holes have intersected gold mineralization, many intersecting multiple intervals.
Significant results include numerous drill holes in the Acadia Zone. One of these intersected 32.3 metres of mineralization averaging 1.93 grams/tonne contained gold, including 6.0 metres @ 3.83 grams/tonne. It also had an additional 11.5 metres of mineralization averaging 0.77 grams/tonne and 3 metres @ 3.58 grams/tonne.
According to the company's interpretation, the estimated true width of the zone of gold mineralization intersected by this hole is about 20 metres, including several zones from 6 to 8 metres true thickness that do not change too much in thickness from surface to depth and are separated by short barren intervals.
Another hole, also in the Acadia Zone, intersected 12.3 metres of mineralization averaging 3.01 grams/tonne while another intersected 8.0 metres of mineralization averaging 2.64 grams/tonne.
Inter-Citic's vice president exploration Garth Pierce says, "The Acadia Zone is yielding particularly satisfying early results. We have now encountered multiple longer intercepts of gold mineralization increasingly defining a structure very similar to the Dachang Main Zone resource area.
"All these intercepts are outside areas of existing resource inventory, and we are now looking to the Acadia Zone as a potentially significant new discovery at Dachang."
Acadia is about 9km northwest of the Dachang Main Zone.