- Written by ASIA Miner News
Diamond core drilling has started at Voyager Resources’ Khongor Copper-Gold Porphyry Project in the Oyu Tolgoi Copper Belt of South Gobi Province.
The initial program is designed to delineate the geometry and nature of high-grade copper-gold mineralization previously intersected in surface sampling and to further test an identified IP anomaly.
Khongor has a mineralized strike length of more than 1km from geological mapping and sampling that is broadly coincidental with a large IP chargeability anomaly that extends for more than 1600 x 380 metres.
Previous drilling has intersected extensive zones of mineralization in diamond core drilling, including 50 metres @ 1.0% copper and 0.3 grams/tonne gold from 64 metres, and 70.3 metres @ 0.7% copper and 0.2 grams/tonne gold from surface.
Diamond core drilling has also intersected high-grade structurally controlled quartz stockwork that has returned 5 metres @ 2.6% copper and 0.87 grams/tonne gold from 44 metres, 14.1 metres @ 2.4% copper and 0.64 grams/tonne gold from 69.9 metres and 9 metres @ 2.8% copper and 0.68 grams/tonne gold from 53.3 metres.
Trenching has also identified extensive oxide copper-gold mineralization, including 18 metres @ 1.33% copper and 0.32 grams/tonne gold, and 18 metres @ 1.84% copper and 0.43 grams/tonne gold.
Voyager has an exploration targets for Khongor of 100-200 million tonnes @ 0.7%-1.0% copper.