Aton Resources announced that it has begun the program of reverse circulation percussion (RC) exploration drilling at Abu Marawat Concession in the Eastern Desert of Egypt.
The drilling program is being done over 10,000 m. Drilling has commenced at the West Garida prospect which is only 3 km away from the company’s Hamama West deposit, the company said in a statement.
It added that “a short program of 19 holes has been planned at West Garida, for a total of 1,370 meters to follow up on a previous drill intersection of 41.7 g/t Au, 263 g/t Ag and 2.08% Pb over a 1m interval, Mineralisation at West Garida is associated with narrow high grade quartz veins.”
Tonno Vahk, the company’s CEO said “I am very pleased to be able to announce that Geodrill have now started on our highly anticipated regional RC exploration drilling program. We are delighted to finally be in a position to get out and drill some of our regional targets for the first time at Abu Marawat. We have no doubt that we have one of, if not the most prospective package of gold exploration projects in Egypt. The team on the ground has worked hard to get this program together, and are very excited to be finally starting drilling at some of these great targets. We are absolutely confident that the results of the drilling will speak for themselves in the coming months.”