Appleton Exploration Inc. (TSX VENTURE:AEX) has announced the discovery of a new mineralized zone during recent aircore drilling at the Sirabada Prospect on the Manalo Gold Project.
- 0.88 grams per tonne (g/t) gold over 10 metres in MSAC-10-009.
- 2.29 g/t gold over the bottom 4 metres in MSAC-10-019.
- Up-dip extension of mineralization in MSAC-10-020 displays 2 intervals.
- Drill holes MSAC-10-009 and 019/020 are 220 metres apart along strike.
- The new trend lies 200 metres west of and parallel to the main Sirabada structure.
- Sirabada hosts an extensive hard rock artisanal mine site, covering an area more than 200 x 400 metres.
Highlights from Hilltop Structure
Aircore drilling tested several targets on the Sirabada and Mansaya Prospects. At Sirabada, 34 drill holes totalling 2103 metres cut 3 fences across the western side of the extensive soil geochemical anomaly. Five holes also tested under the main Sirabada structure, returning several low-grade intervals.
Highlights from Sirabada Main Structure
At Mansaya, 52 aircore drill holes totalling 1784 metres were completed in 3 fences across a broad soil geochemical anomaly. Results are pending.
Dialafara Southern Segment
The 2009/10 drill campaign on the Dialafara Southern Segment returned numerous significant intervals. Recent re-interpretation of those results and the host structures suggests that mineralization is controlled by a series of northeast-trending extension veins intersecting a northwest-trending contact between a coarse sandstone unit and fine mudstone units. These structural intersections host long intervals of gold mineralization perhaps in an en echelon and stacked arrangement.
Highlights from Dialafara Southern Segment
All samples were initially analyzed by 50 gram fire assay. Samples identified in potentially mineralized zones or than returned anomalous (>0.10 g/t) gold values were re-assayed by screen metallics analysis. Previous work suggests that Manalo hosts moderate coarse gold.
Quality Control and Assurance
The widths and grades reported are drill intercept widths and may not represent the true width of mineralization. Individual gold assays have not been cut but high grade samples have been separately reported. Samples are reverse circulation cuttings collected using a cyclone in 1 metre intervals that are riffle split at the drill site. All samples are assayed by fire assay (50 gram charge). Zones of quartz veining and limonite were submitted for check assays by the screen metallic method in order identify the presence and significance of coarse gold in samples. The primary laboratory is ALS Chemex in Bamako, an ISO 17025 certified laboratory. Standard, blank, and duplicate samples were inserted throughout the sample sequence as quality control checks. Both Christopher J. Wild, P.Eng. and Paul Cowley, P.Geo., director of Appleton, are qualified persons for the drilling campaign.
Source: Appleton Exploration Inc.