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Georgian Mining Corp – Drill Results from Kvemo Bolnisi East Gold Discovery13 March 2017
Georgian Mining Corporation
Further drill results from Kvemo Bolnisi East Gold Discovery
Georgian Mining Corporation (‘GEO’) is pleased to announce results from the program to expand the gold oxide resource at Kvemo Bolnisi East (‘KB’). Target development work and follow up drilling have been focused on three targets, two of which (Gold Zone 1 and Gold Zone 2) have gold oxide resource potential.
Channel rock sampling over a distance of 2,050 metres, followed by shallow, small diameter core drilling at Gold Zone 2 has defined additional gold targets with gold mineralisation open in all directions. Drill results to date justify a step up in diamond drilling and channel sampling to better establish the extent of Gold Zone 2 along with the drill program on Copper Zone 1. This is widening the program at KB with the focused objective of delineating a copper-gold sulphide resource and a gold oxide resource, both suitable for near-term production from one future open pit footprint.
- The initial 14 vertical small diameter core drill holes drilled to a maximum 20m depth have been completed to test channel rock sample gold anomalies on Gold Zone 2, located immediately north of the Copper Zone and to the West of Gold Zone 1
- Peak gold (‘Au’) drill intercepts from the first seven 20m deep holes include:
- TGD007 – 20m @ 2.2g/t Au from 0.0m to 20.0m
- TGD002 – 14.2m @ 2.00g/t Au from 5.0m to 19.2m
- TGD003 – 12m @ 1.29g/t Au from 8.0m to 20.0m
- TGD006 – 20m @ 0.74g/t Au from 0.0m to 20.0m
- Peak grades from individual drill samples include 82.1g/t Au (0.25m sample), 7.31g/t Au (1.0m sample), 7.12g/t Au (1.5m sample), and 6.61g/t Au (1.0m sample) which confirm the presence of high-grade gold- bearing structures as part of the overall gold mineralized zone
- The increase in drill sampling has been triggered by channel sampling of outcropping rock that have returned peak intervals including:
- 23.95m @ 3.19g/t Au
- 98.75m @ 1.19g/t Au
- 96.8m @ 0.80g/t Au
- 114m @ 0.49g/t Au
- 52m @ 1.04g/t Au
- 22m @ 1.50g/t Au
- 4m @ 15.63g/t Au
- Further announcements will be made as additional batches of gold assay results are received from the external laboratory over the next four weeks
GEO Managing Director Greg Kuenzel said, “Our exploration team has made rapid progress in advancing the Gold Zone 2 resource development program. Excellent channel sample results warranted a quick follow up of shallow drilling and each of the initial seven small diameter core drill holes has confirmed gold mineralisation near surface. We are stepping up the drill program with a large diameter core drill rig to test the extension of gold mineralisation at depths below 20m to determine the size of the gold resource. The drill programs at Gold Zone 2 and on the Copper Zone immediately to the south will proceed in tandem to further develop both gold oxide and copper-gold sulphide Mineral Resources with the concept of bringing both into one open-pit mining plan. We will regularly report progress on copper-gold sulphide Mineral Resources and the gold oxide Mineral Resources.
The current drill program at KB is focused on three adjacent targets within the project area:
Copper Zone 1 – Copper-Gold
AuOx Zone 1 – Gold Oxide
AuOx Zone 2 – Gold Oxide
Image 1: Kvemo Bolnisi East Project
The drill results and channel samples for Gold Zone 2 announced today relate to gold-oxide mineralisation that could be extracted and hauled to the nearby heap leach plants of the Company’s partner for processing.
Assays have been received for the first seven small diameter core holes with assays from a further seven holes expected within the next two weeks. It is important to note that the small diameter core drill rig is limited to drilling maximum 20m deep holes and consequently a number of the shallow holes ended in gold mineralisation that may continue at depth. Channel and grab rock sampling has identified a broad area with elevated gold grades associated with two or more generations of quartz veining. To better understand the channel sample results and to best optimize a follow up resource development drill program, the Company opted to first drill only shallow holes to a maximum depth of 20 metres using a very low cost, small diameter core drill rig.
Forthcoming Work Program at Gold Zone 2:
Drill-testing for extensions of gold mineralisation at depth below the currently outlined shallow gold zone using a larger diameter diamond drill rig has now commenced with two sets of scissor diamond drillholes to depths of 200m to 300m. Oriented drill core will be used to determine the structural control of gold mineralisation so that a follow up delineation drill program can best test gold mineralisation at depth and build resource tonnage.
An additional 20 vertical (20m deep) small diameter core drillholes have been immediately commissioned to test other positive rock channel sample results.
Image 2: Drill hole location and detailed gold channel sampling at KB Gold Zone 2
These new channel and grab rock sample results also justify an additional 1,000m of track excavation and follow up channel sampling which have also been commissioned. The objective is to quickly provide higher density rock sample coverage across surface and at shallow depth and to expand the area of investigation, to best design follow up resource development diamond drilling. Additional track excavation and channel sampling is expected to generate further drill targets to test for further strike extensions. The small diameter core drilling results has demonstrated the channel sampling to be a reliable indicator of gold in bedrock to depths to 20 metres; additional results will be announced over the next three to six weeks.
Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) Disclosure
Certain information contained in this announcement would have been deemed inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of Regulation (EU) No 596/2014 until the release of this announcement.
For further information please visit www.georgianmining.com or contact:
Greg Kuenzel | Georgian Mining Corporation | Company | Tel: 020 7907 9327
Ewan Leggat | S. P. Angel Corporate Finance LLP | Nomad & Broker | Tel: 020 3470 0470
Laura Harrison | S. P. Angel Corporate Finance LLP | Nomad & Broker | Tel: 020 3470 0470
Damon Heath | Shard Capital Partners LLP | Joint Broker | Tel: 0207 186 9950
Elisabeth Cowell | St Brides Partners Ltd | PR | Tel: 020 7236 1177
Competent Person Statement
The information in this announcement that relates to Exploration Results, Mineral Resources or Ore Reserves is based on information compiled by James Royall, who is a Member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists.
James Royall has sufficient experience, relevant to the style of mineralisation and type of deposit under consideration and to the activity which he is undertaking, to qualify as a Competent Person as defined in the 2012 Edition of the ‘Australasian Code for Reporting of Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves’ and as a qualified person as defined in the Note for Mining and Oil & Gas Companies which form part of the AIM Rules for Companies. James Royall has reviewed this announcement and consents to the inclusion in the announcement of the matters based on his information in the form and context in which it appears.
About Georgian Mining Corporation
Georgian Mining Corporation has 50% ownership and operational control of the Bolnisi Copper and Gold Project in Georgia, situated on the prolific Tethyan Belt, a well-known geological region and host to many high grade copper-gold deposits and producing mines.The Bolnisi licence covers an area of over 860 sq km and has a 30 year mining licence with two advanced exploration projects; Kvemo Bolnisi and Tsitsel Sopeli. These projects are proximal to existing mining operations which are owned by the Company’s supportive joint venture partner. Georgia has an established mining code and is a jurisdiction open to direct foreign investment.
Quality Assurance and Quality Control
Drill hole sampling consists of half core ranging from 0.5m to 1.5m in length that are prepared at an onsite preparation lab operated by the company’s partner. Samples were analysed at ALS Global laboratory in Loughrea, Ireland. Gold concentrations determined by 50gm Fire assay (Au-AA26) and multi-element data by 4 acid digest ICP (ME-MS61) Over grade samples are analysed using ICP AES (OG-62). Field duplicates are collected and blanks and CRMs are routinely inserted to all batches at a suitable frequency.
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