Geopacific Resources has received further bonanza gold and excellent copper results from drilling at its Kou Sa project in northern Cambodia. Preliminary gold assays from follow-up reverse circulation (RC) drilling at the 150 Prospect have extended the strike length of high grade gold values to at least 300 metres.

The results for the first eight RC holes at the prospect highlight a gold and copper zone. This emerging 300 metre zone falls within a significant, 2km-long soil geochemical anomaly, most of which remains untested.

The latest results are from holes drilled 100 metres and 200 metres along strike from a previous hole that returned 3.9 metres from 33.4 metres @ 16.47 grams/tonne gold and 3.13% copper, which was subsequently upgraded to 4.95% copper using laboratory analysis.

The best latest results are 32 metres from 16 metres @ 25.04 grams/tonne gold and 1.31% copper, including 6 metres from 21 metres @ 126.57 grams/tonne gold and 2.88% copper; and 33 metres from surface @ 5.02 grams/tonne gold and 0.95% copper, including 11 metres from 16 metres @ 14.1 grams/tonne gold and 2.02% copper.

Geopacific’s managing director Ron Heeks says, “We are extremely pleased to have intersected such a continuous, high grade zone of gold mineralization that is also associated with high grade copper. The latest holes have significantly increased the width of the zone as well as the strike, and it appears that we have also intercepted other parallel zones. This was to be expected as previous results show it is common in other parts of the licence.

“The most intriguing aspect of this emerging project is the extremely high gold grade being intimately association with the copper as this is most unusual.

“The fact that we can drill geochemical targets and get significant hits as we have done in our first holes at the 150 Prospect augurs well for finding further zones below our other geochemical anomalies, including Prospect 170, some 11km away, which has a similar geochemical footprint and tenor as the 150 Prospect produced,” he says.

The company is set to begin drilling at Prospect 170 in coming weeks following the completion of infill soil sampling which further upgraded the prospect.
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