Galane Gold Ltd. Releases Results from the Tekwane Prospect That Show Significant Gold Mineralisation Close to Surface
May 29, 2013
TORONTO, May 29, 2013 /CNW/ -
Through a regional program completed by a predecessor to the Company in 2002 a gold-in-soil geochemical anomaly, called Tekwane, measuring 2.6 km X 1.0 km in size was shown to exist but no further exploration work was completed at that time. Tekwane is located approximately 11 km by main road from the Company's processing plant at the
Pit Excavation Results
The 420 pits from which the sample results have been received cover an area measuring roughly 2.5 km X 1.0 km shown in the map below. Within this area are some 120 pits carrying auriferous quartz rubble of above 0.50 grams per tonne of gold ("g/t Au."). covering approximately 1.0 square kilometre. Sample grades include values of:
- Pit ID TKPT029 43.47 g/t Au. (reported previously);
- Pit ID TKPT030 39.71 g/t Au. (reported previously);
- Pit ID TKPT056 30.50 g/t Au. (reported previously);
- Pit ID TKPT386 78.00 g/t Au.;
- Pit ID TKPT083 22.71 g/t Au.;
- Pit ID TKPT133 12.02 g/t Au.; and
- Pit ID TKPT197 10.31 g/t Au.
In addition, a further 11 pits assayed in the 5.0 to 10.0 g/t Au range, and 65 more pits assayed in the 1.0 to 5.0 g/t Au range.
Overall, 120 pits (of the 420) have yielded an average sampled width of 0.24m with grades shown in the tabulated summary of all pit results which is attached to this release as Schedule "A".
The program of work commenced in March of 2012 and the first phase of 72 pits was reported in December of 2012. A further 348 pits (for a total to date of 420 pits) have been excavated and form the basis of this release. This program is now completed and has "found the limits" of the auriferous quartz rubble horizon at Tekwane.
The method of exploration is to excavate pits by a mechanical backhoe. This was done on a systematic grid with pits every 50m along lines that are 100m apart. The average depth is 1.5m, exposing the full soil profile, which contains an auriferous quartz rubble horizon, and into the underlying bedrock. Pits are logged and the quartz rubble and bedrock exposures are sampled in detail. To date 420 pits have been dug and sampled, while another 218 infill pits are being excavated as the final stage. These allow for a selective infill such that the grid will be 50m X 50m in the important areas. Finally, continuous trenches will be excavated selectively between the 50m pits to allow for evaluation of continuity. This density of pits and the continuous trenches are expected to form the basis of a resource estimate that is compliant with National Instrument 43-101 - Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects ("NI 43-101").
Overall, our pitting work to date has shown that the auriferous quartz rubble horizon appears to be the cause of the geochemical anomaly. This has helped define the objectives of the exploration program, which are twofold: (i) to evaluate the quartz rubble horizon in the pits and to ascertain its continuity, and (ii) to determine the source of the quartz rubble.
The detailed logging and sampling of the bedrock exposed in the pit bottoms remains inconclusive at this stage, although a pattern is emerging which will be better defined by the 50m infill pits currently being dug.
Laboratory Methodology and Quality Assurance
All samples summarised in this news release and shown in the related tables were collected by personnel of the Company under the supervision of senior staff and a qualified person, as defined by NI 43-101. Each collected sample weighs roughly 4 kg and employees transported these samples to the independently run sample preparation facility operated by
The Genalysis laboratory is registered to ISO 9001:2001 and has received ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation. In addition to the internal QA-QC program used by this accredited laboratory, the Company also maintains an independent QA-QC program that includes the use of certified standard reference materials, blanks, as well as field duplicates. The quality control data associated with these results falls within acceptable ranges for all relevant parameters.
This news release has been prepared under the supervision of Mr.
Certain statements contained in this news release constitute "forward-looking statements". All statements other than statements of historical fact contained in this news release, including, without limitation, statements regarding exploration results, mineral resource estimates, potential mineral resources and/or assumptions in respect of gold production, cash flow and costs, estimated project economics and the Company's exploration and development plans and objectives and any statements preceded by, followed by or that include the words "believe", "expect", "aim", "intend", "plan", "continue", "will", "may", "would", "anticipate", "estimate", "forecast", "predict", "project", "seek", "should" or similar expressions or the negative thereof, are forward-looking statements. These statements are not historical facts but instead represent only the Company's expectations, estimates and projections regarding future events. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve assumptions, risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual results may differ materially from what is expressed, implied or forecasted in such forward-looking statements.
Additional factors that could cause actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially include, but are not limited to: the possibility that future exploration results with not be consistent with the Company's expectations; failure to establish estimated mineral resources or mineral reserves (the Company's mineral resource and mineral reserve figures are estimates and no assurance can be given that the indicated levels of gold will be produced); the Company's dependence on a single mineral project; gold price volatility; risks associated with the conduct of the Company's mining activities in
Consequently, all of the forward-looking statements made in this news release are qualified by these cautionary statements and other cautionary statements or factors contained herein, and there can be no assurance that the actual results or developments will be realized or, even if substantially realized, that they will have the expected consequences to, or effects on, the Company. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this news release and the Company assumes no obligation to update or revise them to reflect subsequent information, events or circumstances or otherwise, except as required by law.
Any potential quantity and grade disclosed herein is conceptual in nature. There has been insufficient exploration to define a mineral resource at the Tekwane Prospect and it is uncertain if further exploration will result in a target being delineated as a mineral resource.
A map is available at the following link: gga0529_map.pdf?v=0.416
A table is available at the following link: gga0529_table.pdf?v=0.416
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