Tietto Minerals Limited (ASX: TIE) has reported broad high‐grade gold intersections at the AG (Abujar‐Gludehi) deposit within its Abujar Gold Project, in Côte d’Ivoire, West Africa.
The highlights include 2m at 101.67g/t gold from the AG deposit. The significant results from ZDD043 – Line 28 include 10m @ 25.85 g/t Au from 115m including 3m @ 79.58 g/t Au from 118m, with further assay results pending.
The company reported that the drilling of step back hole of ZDD043 is complete, with assay pending. Meanwhile, the results from ZDD038 – Line 26 include 25m @ 2.00 g/t Au from 146m and 9m @ 4.13 g/t Au from 195m.
The West African gold explorer noted that further broad, high‐grade, shallow gold intercepts at AG Deposit confirm strike and depth continuity of high‐grade, near‐surface gold mineralisation.
Tietto announced that it would soon add another diamond drill rig on site to accelerate the current 30,000m drilling program. This is in addition to the two diamond drill rigs currently double shifting.
The drilling aims to extend the high‐grade core at AG deposit which hosts 1.06Moz gold at 2.1 g/t Au with a resource estimate update expected by end of 2019.
Abujar gold project
The Abujar Gold Project is located approximately 30km from the major regional city of Daloa in central western Côte D’Ivoire.
The Project is comprised of three contiguous tenements, Middle, South, and North tenement, with a total land area of 1,114km2, of which near 90% has been unexplored. It features an NNE‐orientated gold corridor over 70km striking across three tenements.
Tietto embarked on 30,000m of combined reverse circulation (RC) and diamond (DD) resource definition drilling at the Abujar Project aiming to substantially grow the 2016 Resource Inferred Estimate. This drilling program is still ongoing.
High-grade assay results for ZDD043
Tietto reported that the latest assay results for step back DD hole ZDD043 (Line28) returned broad high-grade gold mineralisation that extends AG down dip. The highlights included 2m at 101.67g/t gold from the AG deposit.
Significant results from ZDD043 include 10m @ 25.85 g/t Au from 115m including 3m @ 79.58 g/t Au from 118m, which includes 1m @ 35.42 g/t Au from 118m, 1m @ 100.62 g/t Au from 119m, and 1m @ 102.71 g/t Au from 120m, with further assay results pending.
Meanwhile, Tietto has drilled a new step back hole below ZDD043, with samples about to be dispatched to the assay lab.
Full assay results reported for ZDD038
Tietto announced that it has recently received full assay results of step back hole ZDD038 (Section Line 26) and said that these results demonstrated multiple wide zones of high‐grade gold mineralisation.
The results from ZDD038 – Line 26 include 25m @ 2.00 g/t Au from 146m including 6m @ 4.81 g/t Au from 146m inc. 1m @ 12.52 g/t Au from 150m, and 3m @ 5.49 g/t Au from 168m inc. 1m @ 14.36 g/t Au from 170; and 9m @ 4.13 g/t Au from 195m including 4m @ 8.48 g/t Au from 195m inc. 1m @ 22.53 g/t Au from 196m.
Ongoing drilling and future plans
Tietto said that its two DD rigs are currently drilling step‐back holes between Line 26 and Line 32.
The company announced that it will continue to report drilling results over the coming weeks and months as it accelerates its drilling efforts with its existing two DD rigs and upcoming third DD rig.
Tietto reported that it is expecting to deliver another resource update to its current JORC Mineral Resource Estimates for the AG and APG (Abujar‐Pischon‐Golikro) deposits in late 2019.
Tietto Managing Director, Dr. Caigen Wang, said: “We have achieved another round of great drill results with diamond hole ZDD043 reporting more than 250 gold gram‐metres. We continue to hit broad high‐grade gold mineralization in our drilling on section after section. We now have 18 drill intervals reporting more than 50 gold gram‐metres. Of these, seven intervals are more than 100 gold gram‐metres, including ZDD0351 where we recently reported more than 400 gold gram‐metres.