ASX-listed Amani Gold has completed Phase One diamond core (DC) drilling operations at the Kebigada gold deposit located at its Giro gold project in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

DRC – Amani Gold reported that drilling targeted deeper high-grade gold mineralisation within the central core of the Kebigada deposit. Drillhole GRDD034 was completed at 414.9 m with core samples submitted to SGS Mwanza laboratory (Tanzania). Assay results are expected soon.

Drillhole GRDD035 completed at 546.5 m with core samples selected for submission to SGS Mwanza laboratory. Assay results are expected mid-November.

The initial Phase One DC drillhole GRDD033 was abandoned at a depth of 74.6 m due to significant deflection after crossing a fracture zone. Total drilling completed in Phase One was 1,036 m.

If significant gold mineralisation has been intersected in Priority One holes, Phase Two drilling may comprise a further four core holes, each 500 m in length.

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About Giro

The Giro gold project comprises two exploration permits covering a surface area of 497 km² and lies within the Kilo-Moto Belt of the DRC, a significant under-explored greenstone belt which hosts Randgold Resources’ 16 Moz Kibali group of deposits within 3 5km of Giro.

The project area is underlain by highly prospective volcano-sedimentary lithologies in a similar structural and lithological setting as the Kibali gold deposits.

Amani Gold has outlined a gold resource at Kebigada within Giro t of 45.62Mt @ 1.46g/t Au for 2.14Moz gold at a cut-off grade of 0.9g/t Au.