Tietto Minerals (ASX: TIE) has reported a series of wide, high-grade gold intercepts from a 30,000m infill drilling program at the Abujar‐Gludehi deposit within its Abujar Gold Project in Côte d’Ivoire.
Key results from the second batch of assays, covering 12 diamond drill holes at the deposit include:
- Hole ZDD687: 16m @ 17.60 g/t Au from 69m incl. 2m @ 126.57 g/t Au (with visible gold)
- Hole ZDD633: 18m @ 3.30 g/t Au from 60m incl. 7m @ 6.23 g/t Au
- Hole ZDD679: 12m @ 2.07 g/t Au from 18m incl. 4m @ 4.42 g/t Au
- Hole ZDD636: 4m @ 6.02 g/t Au from 70m and 4m @ 6.11 g/t Au from 101m
- Hole ZDD637: 11m @ 1.98 g/t Au from 79m incl. 4m @ 4.68 g/t Au
The company notes that mineralisation at the prospect remains open at depth, well below the open pit.
Addressing the result, Tietto Managing Director Dr Caigen Wang said: “Our infill drilling program at Abujar continues to deliver more high‐grade gold intercepts that will further de‐risk open pit mining at Abujar. We have designed the infill program to convert Indicated Resources to Measured Resources scheduled to be mined within the first two years of production.”
“Our infill drilling program at Abujar continues to deliver more high‐grade gold intercepts that will further de‐risk open pit mining at Abujar”
The infill program is tasked with upgrading a percentage of Abujar‐Gludehi’s resources from indicated to measured, with the indicated category currently sitting at 35Mt @ 1.5 g/t Au for 1.65Moz. Tietto reports that it is awaiting assay results for 77 holes (14,074m), with drilling set to complete a further 10,000m by early Q4 2021.
A definitive feasibility study for the project is scheduled for delivery by the end of Q3 2021, with data from the company’s recent resource model update expected to contribute to a ‘material’ update in Abujar’s ore reserves.
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