Awalé Resources commences phase 2 drilling program on Odienné project in Côte d'Ivoire
Awalé Resources reports that phase 2 drill program has commenced at the Empire gold discovery on the Odienné project in northwest Côte d'Ivoire. The program is combined RC/Diamond and consists of a minimum of 5000 metres in c. 50 holes.
The Empire discovery includes a robust 200m long and greater than 200m deep mineralized zone containing high grade visible gold in fresh rock. The Company will drill the interpreted plunge of high grade intercepts in the discovery zone to test and extend this mineralisation.
Additional to the high grade plunge test holes, the Company will test 3 new proximal (within 2 km), high order gold in auger targets along strike of the discovery zone. These new targets have never been drilled and add a potential 1.2 strike kilometres to the current discovery. The Empire structure also remains open northwest and southeast to the extents of the Awale permits and applications, approximately 25 kilometres.
CEO Glen Parsons commented: "We are excited to announce that the drill is turning again at the Empire discovery. The program will not only test plunging high grade mineralisation within the discovery zone but includes maiden drilling of 3 high order untested gold in auger anomalies. These anomalies display a similar gold and pathfinder geochemistry to the discovery zone and potentially add a further 1.2 strike kilometres of mineralization. Further to these targets there remains over 20 strike kilometres of the Empire structure that are as yet untested. I look forward to announcing drill results from Empire as they become available."
Analytical work for geochemical samples and rock chip samples is being carried out at the independent Intertek Laboratories Ghana Ltd. an ISO 17025 Certified Laboratory. Samples are stored at the company's field camps and put into sealed bags, they are transported to the companies Bondoukou office where they are stored securely until collected by Intertek for transportation to Ghana.
Samples are logged in the tracking system, weighed, dried and finely crushed to better than 70%, passing a 2 mm screen. A split of up to 1,000 g is taken and pulverized to better than 85%, passing a 75-micron screen, and a 50-gram split is analyzed by fire assay or Aqua Regia with an AAS finish. Blanks, duplicates and certified reference material (standards) are being used to monitor laboratory performance during the analysis.