Sanu Gold Corp. [SANU-CSE] reported results from its recently completed infill auger drill program on the Daina gold exploration permit in Guinea, West Africa. As announced by the company in a news release dated August 25, 2022, an initial reverse circulation (RC) drill program is underway at Daina, with results from initial holes pending.
Martin Pawlitschek, President and CEO of Sanu Gold, commented: “The infill auger drill results on key target areas at Dania are highly encouraging and have further delineated the gold bearing trends and extended the strike length of the prospective area to test with RC drilling. These results also demonstrate that high gold grades are present along much of the defined mineralized trends. The initial RC drill program underway at Daina will be optimised to incorporate these latest results.”
The program returned significant gold in bedrock intercepts above 1 g/t gold from infill auger drilling at the Daina 1, Daina 2 and Daina 6 Targets and confirm the gold-bearing structures interpreted from the initial regional 400 x 25 metre spaced auger drilling program.
Program highlights at the Daina 1 target include 8.86 g/t gold over 9 metres, including 39.30 g/t gold over 1 metre (DAI-AUG-1201). DAI-AUG-1250 returned 6.59 g/t gold over 3 metres, including 6.48 g/t gold over 2 metres.
DAI-AUG-1246 returned 2.26 g/t gold over 9 metres, including 9.78 g/t gold over 2 metres.
At the Daina 2 Target, DAI-AUG-1104 returned 4.07 g/t gold over 3 metres, including 5.83 g/t gold over 2 metres. At the Daina 6 Target, DAI-AUG-1164 returned 1.97 g/t gold over 8 metres, including 7.36 g/t gold over 2 metres.
The program included 4,000 metres of infill drilling in 237 auger drill holes over key target areas on the Permit and tested the extension of gold in bedrock structures interpreted from the initial regional auger drilling program at Daina 1, Daina 2 and Daina 6 Targets. Auger drill lines were east-west oriented, with 100-metre line spacing. Auger holes were drilled vertically and spaced at 20 m intervals. Hole depths ranged from 15 to 25 metres and 2 metres composite samples were collected for the entire length of each hole.
The focus of the program was to follow-up on previously identified gold mineralization at the Daina 1, Daina 2 and Daina 6 Targets. The aim was to better delineate gold-bearing structures for follow-up RC drill campaigns. The results of the program have provided a refined definition of the lateral extensions of the bedrock gold anomalies previously identified at the target areas.
Results from the program have confirmed the highest priority areas for additional exploration work and provided additional definition of the main gold-bearing mineralized trends at Daina. Follow up RC drilling is currently underway to test the potential depth and strike extensions of the gold mineralization and to obtain an increased understanding of the geology and mineralization in this area. Results from the Program will be incorporated into the geological database for the Permit to optimize and potentially extend the current 2500 to 5000 m RC drill campaign.
None of the auger drill holes were designed to penetrate the full width of any mineralization. The auger drilling provides only a regular sub laterite sample of bedrock at regular intervals and over short depths.