- All results received from drilling at Giro
- Drilling was limited to the Giro target area mined historically
- Gold mineralisation was defined in two separate structures:
- NW trending Kebigada Shear Zone
- Giro Vein mined historically by the Belgians
- Significant results from Kebigada Shear include:
- GRRC002: 16m @ 2.5g/t Au from 28m including 4m @ 7.02g/t Au from 30m
- GRRC003: 18m @ 7.8g/t Au from 31m including 6m @ 20.63g/t Au from 31m
- GRRC011: 38m @ 1.44g/t Au from 14m
- GRRC012: 34m @ 1.35g/t Au from 8m including 20m @ 1.66g/t Au from 17m
- GRRC013: 40m @ 2.11g/t Au from 6m
- GRRC023: 23m @ 2.65g/t Au from 28m including 11m @ 4.55g/t Au from 32m
- GRRC024: 7m @ 14.99g/t Au from 12m
- GRRC030: 20m @ 4.15/t Au from 17m
- Significant results from the Giro Vein include:
- GRRC037: 8m @ 7.28g/t Au from 52m including 3m @ 18.25g/t Au from 55m
- 200-300m wide zone of gold mineralisation at Kebigada (open to NW, NE and SE)
- Narrow widths of high grade mineralisation intersected at Giro Vein (open)
- Giro Target has excellent potential to host significant gold resources at open pittable depths
- Future drilling will focus on extending mineralisation at Kebigada and will test additional targets mined historically by the Belgians at Peteku, Mangote and Kai-Kai
Zug, Switzerland–(MARKETWIRE) — April 17, 2014 – Panex Resources Inc. (the “Company,” or “Panex”) (OTCQB: DBGF), is pleased to announce that it has received all results for its initial drilling campaign on its highly prospective Giro Gold Project. The Giro Project covers a surface area of 610sqkm and lies within the Kilo-Moto Belt in one of the world’s principal greenstone belts which hosts Randgold Resources’ multi-million ounce Kibali Gold deposits within 30km of Giro, Anglogold Ashanti’s deposits to the east, Loncore and Kilogold deposits to the south and 50Moz of gold discovered in Tanzania since 1994.
Latest results (GRRC033 – GRRC057) were from two fences drilled across the Giro Vein mined historically by the Belgians. The vein was intersected along one drill fence line and reported 8m @ 7.28g/t Au from 52m including 3m @ 18.25g/t Au from 55m in GRRC037. It is likely that the vein was mined or faulted out at the second expected location. Results are summarized in Table 1.
A total of 57 RC drill holes for 2,889m were completed during the programme. All holes were stopped short of the planned 120m where excessive ground water prevented the return of a dry sample. A booster and auxiliary compressor will be utilized in future drilling to ensure recovery of a dry sample at required depths.
Mineralisation at Giro was identified in two separate structures as shown in Figure 1, namely the Kebigada Shear Zone and the Giro Vein. Both were mined historically during Belgian rule and are currently being exploited by artisanal means.
• Kebigada Shear Zone:
Drilling was along two fence lines drilled 200m apart across the shear. Gold mineralisation within the shear consists of a series of high grade zones within a broader envelope of lower grade silicified host lithologies.
Significant intersections are shown in sections in Figures 2 and 3 and included 16m @ 2.50g/t Au from 28m including 4m @ 7.02g/t Au from 30m in GRRC002; 18m @ 7.80g/t Au from 31m including 6m @ 20.63g/t Au from 31m in GRRC003; 24m @ 1.44g/t Au from 8m in GRRC007; 8m @ 2.97g/t Au from 6m in GRRC010 (abandoned in an artisanal working); 38m @ 1.44g/t Au from 14m in GRRC011; 34m @ 1.35g/t Au from 8m including 20m @ 1.66g/t Au from 17m in GRRC012; 40m @ 2.11g/t Au from 6m in GRRC013, 34m @ 1.46g/t Au from 8m in GRRC014; 23m @ 2.65g/t Au from 28m in GRRC023 including 11m @ 4.55g/t Au from 32m; 7m @ 14.99g/t Au from 12m in GRRC024 and 20m @ 4.15g/t Au from 17m in GRRC030.
Artisanal workings in the saprolite and drilling have confirmed that the shear extends for a minimum of 800m along strike where widths of mineralisation were defined over 320m and 220m from drill Lines 1 and 2 respectively as shown in Figure 1. This mineralisation has been closed off along the shear boundary to the SW but remains open to the NE across the shear and along strike to the SE and NW. Furthermore the shear is closely associated with a NNW trending regional shear (Figure 4) which transgresses both tenements for more than 30km. Extensive alluvial artisanal workings were mapped at several locations along the interpreted shear.
• Giro Vein:
Little production information is available from Belgian records with respect to the Giro Vein although it is reported that the vein was mined over 300m at a grade of 16g/t Au. The Giro Vein was intersected in one drill hole, GRRC037 (8m @ 7.28g/t Au from 52m including 3m @ 18.25g/t Au from 55m) which confirmed the high grade tenor of the vein. The Giro Vein remains open to the west where channel sampling in an artisanal working reported an intercept of 3.5m @ 36.6g/t Au.
Dominant lithologies in both target areas included saprolite with quartz stringers and veins and volcano sediments and tuffs at depth. The silicified bedrock commonly contained 1-3% pyrite believed to be associated with gold mineralisation. The area is generally covered in a mineralised lateritic cap which was not observed in all holes due to the prevalence of artisanal workings.
Reported results are highly encouraging suggesting the Giro Prospect has excellent potential to support sufficient gold mineralisation at open pittable depths. The Company is extremely pleased with the initial results which continue to confirm the potential of the project.
The Company was not able to access all areas which were mined during the Belgian colonial era. This included two Belgian pits, Mangote and Kai-Kai located along a 4km west-east trending structure at Tora in the north. Drilling by the Belgians at Mangote where only quartz veins were sampled reported grades of of 0.8m @ 21.6g/t Au; 0.6m @ 37g/t Au and 0.35m @ 485g/t Au. Recent channel sampling has confirmed the potential for wall rock mineralisation over considerable widths.
The area has not been explored for over 50 years (since the Belgian colonial era) and has never been subjected to modern exploration.
Future drilling will be focused on the Peteku, Mangote and Kai-Kai target areas mined historically and will also follow up on the recently defined gold mineralisation at Giro at depth and along strike.
The Company will also conduct a regional soil sampling programme with complete coverage of the +30km NNW trending regional shear to identify the potential strike extent of the known mineralisation and to identify new areas of gold mineralisation on the area.
ON BEHALF OF PANEX
Chief Executive Officer
The information in this report that relates to exploration results is based on information compiled by Mr Mark Gasson who is a member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. Mr Gasson, the Chief Executive Officer of the Company, has sufficient relevant experience in respect of the style of mineralisation, the type of deposit under consideration and the activity being undertaken to qualify as a Competent Person within the definition of the 2004 Edition of the AusIMM’s “Australasian Code for Reporting of Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves”. Mr Gasson consents to the inclusion in this report of the matters that are based on his information in the form and context in which it appears.
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Table 1 – Summary of Drill Holes and Significant Intersections Received,
Giro Gold Prospect, Moto Belt, DRC
|Hole ID||Easting||Northing||Azi-muth||Dip||EOH||From||To||Interval||Au (g/t)|
1 NSR: No Significant Results
2 Intervals in lateritic lithology
Figure 1: Locality map of RC holes for lines 1 to 4 showing the extent of current artisanal workings
Figure 2: Section across Line 1 showing the lithology and main mineralised intervals
Figure 3: Section across Line 2 showing the lithology and main mineralised intervals