Axiom Mining has received highly encouraging follow‐up trench results from the Taho exploration target, which lies within the Hoilava epithermal corridor at its West Guadalcanal project. The results show very broad zones of gold mineralization and some intervals of higher grade.
Best results are: 34 metres @ 1.11 grams/tonne gold, including 7 metres @ 1.8 grams/tonne; 9 metres @ 2.03 grams/tonne with mineralization still open; and 16 metres @ 1.93 grams/tonne, including 2 metres @ 13.2 grams/tonne.
Axiom’s CEO Ryan Mount says, “The consistency of mineralization and the higher grades at surface continue to validate that this project is of significant potential. We were pleased to be able to advance the exploration through difficult weather conditions and in parallel to our defence of our rights over the Isabel Nickel Project.”
Axiom has collected a total of 810 trench samples from 19 trenches excavated to follow‐up highly significant gold‐in‐soil anomalies at Taho prospect. Axiom has mapped this area of soil anomalism which confirms the epithermal style mineralization model.
Gold mineralization is hosted by veins and matrix infill of a brecciated and silicified limestone. These results reinforces Axiom’s exploration model of Taho.
The trenches confirm the presence of gold mineralization as delineated by the geological mapping and by the gold‐in‐soil geochemistry. This target area has a considerable strike length of 1.4km and is up to 400 metres wide.
The brecciated limestone thought to be responsible for the gold‐in‐soil anomaly has been sampled by five transecting trenches. The Taho prospect trench results are not closed off and require extension to better define the anomaly. Trench work completed to date shows broad zones of gold mineralization with potential for high grade zones, with clear targets worthy of drilling.
Trenching will recommence at the Polo prospect after completion of the current program at Taho. www.axiom-mining.com