African Gold Group, Inc., (TSX VENTURE:AGG) has reported the analytical results for 30 near surface drill holes.
All holes were collared approximately 300 to 600 meters east and up to 1.5 km south of the Kobada gold projects main "Zone 1" gold deposit. Four widely spaced fences were drilled at azimuth 290 degrees over a total of 840 meters of strike length. In addition, a single fence of six north directed holes were drilled at azimuth 17 degrees over approximately 330 meters of strike length to evaluate potential gold bearing east-west (E-W) striking tension gashes.
The newly discovered zone of gold mineralization has been aptly named, "The Termite Zone," due to geochemical sampling and analysis of large termite mounds located within the region that returned anomalous values of gold that resulted in the establishment of the drill targets that are being reported in this release.
"We are most encouraged with the development potential of the southern region of our Kobada gold project. On November 16th, 2010 AGG announced the results of Zone 1 southern extension drill holes that were collared to the south of the most southerly extent of the 43-101 mineralized envelope. One of the highlight holes included hole RPA10-008A, which intercepted 102 meters of 1.0 g/t Au. This hole intercepted gold from the collar and ended in mineralization at the completion depth of 102 meters. Similarly, on August 31, 2010 we announced southern extension holes RPA10-003, -005 and -006 which intercepted, 44m @ 2.11 g/t Au, including 3m @ 19.30 g/t Au; 37m @ 1.47 g/t Au, including 5m @ 7.48 g/t Au and 26m @ 1.09 g/t Au, respectively. All three of these Zone 1 southern extension holes ended in mineralization. In addition, our 2010 drill program has also confirmed that the most northern region of the Zone 1 deposit remains open along strike.
The Termite Zone represents a separate and distinct structure that lies up to 1,500 meters south of and between 300 to 600 meters east of the North 20 degrees East (N20E) trend of the Zone 1 main gold deposit.
At present, our understanding of the Termite Zone region has yet to reach a level from which we can draw conclusions about the ultimate potential of the area. It may be that the mineralization intersected at depth in KBRC10-018 and KBRC10-026 are connected, as low angle veins have also been observed in Zone 1. If this is the case, we may be at the north end of another pod of mineralization. Regardless, all tonnes and ounces that emanate from the Termite Zone could be accurately categorized as incremental ounces that will ultimately complement the main Zone 1 gold deposit. Our Kobada gold project continues to grow," states AGG President, Michael A. Nikiforuk.
Under the guidelines of National Instrument 43-101, the qualified person for the Kobada Gold Project is Mr. Pierre Lalande, P. Geo. Mr. Lalande is a member of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario and has reviewed and approved the contents of this news release.
Sampling - QA/QC Program
RC cuttings are recovered at the bottom outlet of the RC rig cyclone into 50-kg capacity poly-weave bags to recover the cuttings from each 1 meter of drill penetration. Each one meter sample weighs an average of approximately 19 to 23 kg. Each sample is passed through a 3-tier Jones Riffler (1 to 8 split), the samples are riffled twice to obtain from 3 to 5 kg of cuttings which are put in a numbered sample bag. Each bag is sealed and dispatched to the ALS Chemex laboratory located in Burkina Faso. The remaining 14 to 18 kg of cuttings (field rejects) are stored in camp under tarps to protect the bags against the elements.
Original samples are analyzed using Leachwell on 2 kg of pulp. Leachwell is a bottle roll cyanidation procedure with the addition of a catalyst to speed up gold dissolution. A QA/QC program is in place and includes: blank (1 in 20 samples), duplicates (1 in 20), standards (1 in 20), external lab checks (1 in 30) and two different analytical procedures check (1 in 100).
Source: African Gold Group, Inc.