Giyani Gold Intercepts Significant Mineralization in First Hole Drilled at Klein Letaba Mine - Limpopo, South Africa
13.162 g/tonne Au over 15.1m
• 10.215 g/tonne Au over 2.33m
• 28.827 g/tonne Au over 3.67m
• 18.167 g/tonne Au over 3.0m
OAKVILLE, ON, Sept. 7, 2012 /CNW/ - Giyani Gold Corp. (TSXV: WDG) ("Giyani Gold") announces that hole KL12-01 was drilled at -60 degrees to hit the projected down plunge of the Klein Letaba gold deposit in South Africa and has intersected a significant gold bearing zone composed of silicification, quartz veins, and associated disseminated sulphides.
The intercept occurs at 210m - 216.1m down the hole or at 187m vertical depth from surface. This intercept proves that the depth extension of these deposits extends beyond previous historic Klein Letaba mine workings. The true thickness of the 15.1m intercept is approximately 10m based on core angles. Additional holes are needed to establish true thickness. The zone occurs in basalts with ultramafic affinity below a sedimentary (greywacke) unit which is a similar setting to a number of gold deposits in the Timmins-Porcupine area of Canada.
The results of hole KL12-01 are summarized in the following table:
|KL 12- 01||12091||201||202||1.00||>10.0||17.85|
|KL 12- 01||12092||202||203||1.00||6.94||5.88|
|KL 12- 01||12093||203||203.33||0.33||0.213|
|KL 12- 01||12094||203.33||204||0.67||>10.0||12.15|
|KL 12- 01||12095||204||205||1.00||>10.0||95.70|
|KL 12- 01||12096||205||206||1.00||1.62|
|KL 12- 01||12097||206||207||1.00||0.335|
|KL 12- 01||12098||207||208||1.00||3.47||4.01|
|KL 12- 01||12099||208||209||1.00||7.42||7.69|
|KL 12- 01||12100||Standard||2.30|
|KL 12- 01||12101||209||210||1.00||>10.0||42.8|
|KL 12- 01||12102||210||211||1.00||0.781|
|KL 12- 01||12103||211||212||1.00||0.814|
|KL 12- 01||12104||212||213||1.00||0.803|
|KL 12- 01||12105||213||213.3||0.30||0.228|
|KL 12- 01||12106||213.3||214.58||1.28||7.58||8.81|
|KL 12- 01||12107||214.58||216.1||1.52||0.592|
|Total - Overall Zone||15.10||13.162|
* All assay results are uncut. All the assay results and sub-intervals summarized in the table above have a bottom cut-off of 0.05 g/tonne of gold. All assay results greater than 3 g/tonne have been re-assayed. Average grades presented are shown as weighted averages.
Based on historical data, the Klein Letaba mine contained 5 parallel "vein" structures labeled as veins 2, 3, 4, 6, 9. The plunge is thought to be between -45 and -55 degrees west. The original vein in the Klein Letaba mine was only mined to a depth of 141m. The host rocks are metamorphosed to amphibolite facies and are deformed and this resulted in a series of plunging ore lenses along the Klein Letaba Zone (see News Release dated June 13, 2012).
Giyani Gold's IP and Magnetic ground geophysical surveys conducted in late 2011 and earlier in 2012 have outlined numerous drill targets along the Klein Letaba and Frankie Zones. The present drill program will initially focus on the Klein Letaba structure on targets located 1.0 km east and 1.0 km west of the historic Klein Letaba mine No. 2 shaft which is line 0+00 on the geophysical grid. Once the other new targets are understood, a detailed drill program will be conducted to generate a resource at depth at the mine and on any newly discovered lenses from the IP geophysical survey.
Giyani Gold continues to focus drilling on its Klein Letaba and Frankie properties. Drilling of hole 6 has recently been completed and Giyani Gold is currently drilling hole 7 (see Giyani Gold's website for a map of all drill sites). Giyani Gold will continue to release new drill hole results in batches as their analysis is completed.
As part of Giyani Gold's Quality Assurance and Quality Control procedures (QA/QC), all of the intervals exceeding 3 grams Au have been re-assayed. In addition, systematic re-assaying of intervals is in progress to confirm the compliance of blanks and duplicate checks. Giyani Gold's QA/QC includes the insertion and continual monitoring of numerous standards, blanks and duplicated into the sample stream every 50m and a blank in between this 50m interval. ALS Chemex (Johannesburg) also performs internal QA/AC.
Cross sections and correlations between this hole and other holes will be published once assays from other holes are reported. Any future resource calculations will be calculated from compliant intervals, and if there is any material variation from the reported intervals on a hole by hole basis, then Giyani Gold will report this in subsequent releases, but it is of the opinion of Giyani Gold that any variations are unlikely to be material.
In Giyani Gold's drill programs, composite intervals are chosen using a combination of geological criteria and mineralization, averaging approximately 1 meter core length. The drill core is logged and then is cut in half by Giyani Gold technicians at a secure core shack facility near the Klein Letaba mine with guarded and controlled access to the site. One half of the core samples are then sent by secure courier to Johannesburg to ALS Chemex. All drill samples are prepared and screened by ALS Chemex (Johannesburg) using fire assay and multi-element ICP-MS and are assayed by ALS Chemex in Johannesburg. The remaining half of the drill core is kept at Giyani Gold's secure core shack for future assay verification or any other investigation. Intervals below a bottom cut-off grade of 0.05 g/tonne Au are calculated at zero gold.
Assaying is done on a 30 gram pulp generated from split NQ core using fire assay extraction and an AA finish. High grade samples like the ones obtained in Hole 1 are done with a gravimetric finish. Any gold values over 3.0 g/tonne were re-assayed and completed with a gravimetric finish.
Robert S. Middleton, P.Eng., VP of Exploration for Giyani Gold is responsible for the drilling program including the core logging, sampling of the drill core and assay procedures and Quality Assurance/Quality Control measures. In addition, Mr. Middleton is the Qualified Person for Giyani Gold Corp. under the rules of the TSXV, and has reviewed the contents of this news release and approved it.
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On behalf of the Board of
Giyani Gold Corp.
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SOURCE: GIYANI GOLD CORP.For further information:
Chuck Allen, President
Giyani Gold Corp.
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