West African gold developer and explorer Tietto Minerals reports high-grade gold intercepts at depth at its Gludehi deposit which extend the limit of known gold mineralisation to more than 1 000 m strike length.
West Africa - Gludehi is part of Tietto Minerals' Abujar gold project in Côte d’Ivoire.
“I am delighted with the excellent continuity of high‐grade gold mineralisation over 1 km
strike at the northern half of the Gludehi deposit," comments Tietto Minerals MD Caigen Wang.
"Our extensional drilling has reported high grades and good widths at depth, suggesting excellent and almost immediate potential to grow our gold resources across the Abujar project.
“The high‐grade tenor seen in the latest results also bodes well for extending the size of
the known gold resources and eventually, for underground mining potential at this particular part of the Gludehi deposit," he continues.
During its maiden 2018 drilling campaign, Tietto Minerals drilled seven deep RC/DD holes over 1 100 m strike length of the Gludehi deposit from section line 16 to section line 27 to test the old mineralisation at depth.
The programme was successful in extending the known limits of gold mineralisation. A listing of the high‐grade gold mineralisation intercepted by the seven holes.
With these results, the known limits of high‐grade gold mineralisation have been significantly extended at depth.
The grade tenor and width of deeper intercepts such as ZRD104 show promise to support a future underground development once any open-pit operations are completed within a 1 km strike from Line 17 to Line 27.
Based on these encouraging results Tietto Minerals will shortly initiate 15 000 m of DD and RC drilling to test the mineralisation limits at depth at the Gludehi deposit.
Apart from testing the depth limits of the Gludehi deposit, the planned drilling campaign will also focus on the following:
- Pischon deposit: Tietto Minerals aims to extend the current JORC compliant Mineral
Resource at depth and along strike to join Pischon South, which could also extend
further south to Golikro
- Golikro: Define a Maiden JORC Mineral Resource and test the southern extension
towards Zoukpangbeu; and
- Zoukpangbeu: Drill test this prospect defined by soil geochem and pitting
Tietto Minerals has changed the name of the Abujar Main deposit to Gludehi to avoid
confusion with the project name Abujar.
The Abujar gold project is comprised of three tenements: Zoukougbeu, Issia and the
The Gludehi deposit is the first deposit/prospect discovered by Tietto Minerals within the Abujar project.
Other deposits/prospects discovered within the Abujar project include Pischon Deposit,
Golikro Prospect, Zoukpangbeu, Koflankro, Vingt Duex etc.
With the likelihood of more gold prospects to be discovered and more gold deposits to be defined within the Abujar gold project, Tietto Minerals has decided to use the name Gludehi for the first gold deposit within the Abujar gold project.
The company has initiated an aggressive IP survey programme to be executed by a team led by acclaimed geologist and Tietto investor Dr Minlu Fu.
This will assist the company by accelerating gold prospect definition and the detection of deep gold targets within the extensive 70 km gold mineralised geological structure that runs through the three tenements of the Abujar gold project.