Aton Resources announced the latest drill results from the now completed Phase 2 diamond drilling program for its advanced Rodruin gold exploration project, located in Abu Marawat Concession in the Eastern Desert of Egypt.
The company highlighted results from holes of ROD-111 to ROD-117 that was drilled at the Aladdin’s Hill NE and Central Buttress Zones;
According to the results, drill hole ROD-117 returned grades of 7.93 g/t Au and 55.2 g/t Ag over an interval of 19.28m associated with heavily phyllic altered rocks in the Saddle Fault zone from 245.32m depth, including 198.5 g/t Au and 1,290 g/t Ag over a 0.63m interval.
Also, ROD-117 also returned a further intersection of 2.52 g/t Au and 30.0 g/t Ag over 21.2m from 157.7m, and a base metal rich intersection grading 6.40% Zn and 0.28% Cu over 18.51m from 216.00m, both in pyritic carbonate host rocks.
Regarding hole ROD-113, it returned a mineralized intersection of 10.52 g/t Au and 13.1 g/t Ag over an interval of 4.90m on a mineralized structure, from 74.65m depth.
Additionally, hole ROD-112 returned a mineralised intersection of 2.05 g/t Au and 20.8 g/t Ag over an interval of 13.80m associated with the Saddle Fault zone from 171.35m depth, as well as a further intersection of 0.85 g/t Au and 10.8 g/t Ag over 58.65m from 107.35m depth, again associated with pyritic carbonate host rocks.
Tonno Vahk, Aton’s CEO, said “These latest results continue to demonstrate the undoubted potential at Rodruin, as we continue to intercept high grade sulphide mineralization at depth, as well as high grade mineralization in narrow discrete structures, and broader zones of both gold-silver and copper-zinc mineralization in carbonate host rocks.”