Toronto, Canada — MININGREVIEW.COM — 10 September 2008 – African Aura Resources Limited – a gold exploration company focused on sub-Saharan Africa – has received assays indicating high gold grades from its current, first-phase diamond drilling programme at the Kambele gold prospect on the company’s 100% owned Batouri licence in eastern Cameroon.
Revealing this in a release issued here, the company said it had obtained assay results of up to 132g/t Au over 1.0m and 49g/t over 1.5m. A total of 21 holes had been completed for a total of 2 744m (approximately 15% of prospect), and drilling had commenced on the Dimako prospect.
The company’s two diamond coring rigs are drilling an initial 50-hole programme on the 3.5km Kambele trend, which is up to 500m wide in places. Drilling to date has comprised three discontinuous fences to maximum depths of 157m across approximately 15% of the trend.
The second rig has been mobilised to the north-south striking, 3.5km long the Mongonam – Dimako prospect, which lies approximately 7km southwest of Kambele. It is reported to have intersected a 2.5m long interval of quartz vein material at Dimako with multiple gold flecks in the core.
African Aura CEO John Gray, commented: “We are very encouraged by the high grades and the breadth of distribution of the gold bearing structures intersected to date from the first 21 holes of the current drilling programme at Kambele. The results indicate a strong correlation between the surface geochemical anomaly and the presence of high grade gold bearing quartz veins. The company is planning up to another 100 holes in the current programme, and is presently sourcing further drilling capacity in order to accelerate progress.”