Aton Resources has a released a report with promising results on the latest development of its diamond drilling program at its advanced Rodruin gold exploration project located in Abu Marawat Concession in the Eastern desert.
The company said that it has completed drilling 35 drill holes to date including ROD-048 and ROD-051 to ROD-084, for a total of 3,862 meters. However, diamond drilling is still ongoing.
It also drilled the holes ROD-048, ROD-070, and ROD-071 to test for potential deep sulphide mineralization to the north of the Aladdin’s Hill zone.
The results demonstrated that “drill hole ROD-071 returned a mineralized intersection grading 5.76 g/t Au, 42.0 g/t Ag, 0.31% Cu and 2.40% Zn over 88.6m, from 117.2m down hole depth, which included a very high-grade zone grading 39.4 g/t Au, 261.7 g/t Ag, 0.84% Cu and 3.55% Zn over 9.9m.”
Additionally, other drill holes proved significant mineralized intersections including 17.1m grading 1.07 g/t Au and 15.7 g/t Ag (hole ROD-048), and 5.7m grading 4.21 g/t Au and 14.6 g/t Ag (hole ROD-070).
Aton clarified that these results indicate the potential of developing significant high grade polymetallic sulphide gold resources at Rodruin.
On this occasion, Tonno Vahk, Interim CEO said “[…] The sulphide intersection from hole ROD-071 is by some distance the best intersection Aton has ever drilled in Egypt, and is hugely encouraging for the deeper sulphide potential at Rodruin.”
“The mineralization is hosted in very strongly altered sediments, associated with significant copper and zinc sulphides, and appears to be the fresh unweathered precursor to the high-grade mineralization that we intersected in the discovery hole ROP-003 at Aladdin’s Hill in 2018. Everything that we are seeing is backing up our long held belief that the Rodruin deposit comprises zones of bulk mineralization, containing discrete very high grade zones,” said Vahk.