Reverse circulation drilling at the Aucu prospect of White Cliff Minerals’ Chanach Gold Project has intersected further high grade mineralization. The results are along strike from previously reported mineralization at the Lower Gold Zone (LGZ).
Best new results are: 19 metres from 68 metres @ 4.0 grams/tonne gold including 4 metres @ 7.5 grams/tonne; 5 metres from 68 metres @ 2.5 grams/tonne; and 12 metres from 49 metres @ 1.4 grams/tonne.
High grade mineralization at the LGZ has been identified in seven drill holes and at surface in road cuttings over a distance of 300 metres along strike. The current drill program has tested the LGZ over a 550 metre distance with assay results pending for several of these holes.
The mineralized zones start at the surface, are sub-vertical, have been identified at 100 metres vertical depth and are open in both directions and at depth.
Rock chip sampling along strike on the adjacent hills to the northwest and southeast has identified mineralized quartz veins and shear zone in both directions over a strike extent of 1.5km.
White Cliff has now confirmed that high grade gold mineralization occurs within both the Copper-Gold Zone and the LGZ. These two systems are parallel and approximately 100 metres apart. Mineralization starts at the surface, is high grade and has been identified to at least 100 metres vertical depth in both systems, and is open along strike in both directions.
The Chanach project is 350km west-southwest of the capital city of Bishkek and covers 83sqkm. It is in the western part of the Tien Shan Belt.