The final 2014 hole drilled into the second mineralized system identified at White Cliff Minerals’ Chanach project has intersected multiple zones of high grade gold mineralization. The Upper Gold Zone (UGZ) at the Aucu deposit occurs 120 metres above and parallel to the mineralization identified at the Lower Gold Zone (LGZ).
Results from this hole include 3 metres from 41 metres @ 5.5 grams/tonne gold, 4 metres from 60 metres @ 4.4 grams/tonne, 1 metre from 127 metres @ 13.4 grams/tonne and 1 metre from 141 metres @ 6.2 grams/tonne.
The new results are along strike from previous reported mineralization in three drill holes. The gold mineralization occurs within multiple shear zones and starts at surface.
Mineralization has been identified in eight of nine holes drilled at UGZ and the average grade of the mineralized zone is 6 grams/tonne. The zone starts from surface and is open at depth and along strike.
White Cliff’s managing director Todd Hibberd says, “The final results from the 2014 drilling demonstrate that high grade gold mineralization is widespread, coherent and concentrated in structures that start at surface and are amenable to open cut mining. The 2014 drilling program has been an outstanding success and has confirmed that high grade gold mineralization occurs within both the UGZ and the LGZ.
“Mineralization has been mapped across adjacent hills and links up with structures crossing the Chanach copper deposit 2.5km away. The potential of the Aucu gold system is exceptional and the company is planning extensive exploration activities for the 2015 field season.”