Tietto Minerals (ASX: TIE) has reported ‘high‐grade’ gold intercepts as part of its seventh round of infill, step‐out and extensional drilling results from the AG deposit within its Abujar Gold Project in Côte d’Ivoire.
The results include mineralisation located 150m below the AG South Pit 4, 3km south of AG Core, with a highlight intersection of 3m @ 79.78 g/t Au from 227m including 2m @ 119.07 g/t Au from hole ZDD847A.
Further intercepts of note from AG Core include:
- Hole ZDD730: 5m @ 14.44 g/t Au from 91m including 2m @ 35.58 g/t Au
- Hole ZDD724: 9m @ 6.03 g/t Au from 82m including 4m @ 13.23 g/t Au
- Hole ZDD770: 5m @ 10.16 g/t Au from 74m
Speaking on the results, Tietto Minerals Managing Director Dr Caigen Wang said: “Our seventh batch of results from our infill drilling program at AG Core has delivered more high‐grade gold intercepts that will de‐risk open pit mining at Abujar. Our infill program is designed to convert Indicated Resources to Measured Resources, which are scheduled to be mined within the first two years of production.
“Our infill program is designed to convert Indicated Resources to Measured Resources, which are scheduled to be mined within the first two years of production”
We also have diamond rigs working at AG South and PGL on extensional and step‐out drilling designed to deliver resource growth at Abujar. It was very pleasing to see that ZDD847A hit high‐grade gold 150m below the DFS pit and outside the current resource.”
The results come from 40 diamond drill holes totalling 7,840m, undertaken as part of Tietto’s infill drilling program which is tasked with increasing confidence in the Abujar mineral resource estimates.
The work includes drilling on 25m line spacing between Section Lines 14 to 30 across the AG Core, to around 120m vertical depth which represents a level covering the first two years of gold production at the project.
Results from a total of 160 holes for 29,327m have now been reported.
Moving forward, Tietto reports that it is targeting rapid resource growth, with first gold production on track for Q4 2022. Work on construction of the process plant and associated infrastructure is ongoing, while the company continues negotiations with the Ivorian Government to finalise regulatory requirements.
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