VANCOUVER, May 4 /CNW/ - AMI Resources Inc. (TSX-V: AMU) - The Company has received and posted on its website www.amiresources.com the final drill reports on both the Tialkam and Deba license that make up the Sirba Gold Project in Niger.
Tialkam License - Eight reverse circulation ("RC") holes totaling 808m were drilled at Congo Toure and Tialkam South prospects. The holes drilled at Congo Toure confirm the presence of gold mineralization in volcanic rocks associated to the gabbroic complex. The next drill program is proposed along an East West fence that will intersect potential gold mineralization along the N45 degrees - N55 degrees geological trend and the N130 degrees - N140 degrees tectonic features.
The drill holes at Tialkam South with intersections of 24m @ 3.08 g/t have confirmed the mineralization from the historic drill holes, while the intersection of 8m @ 1.08 g/t in TSR004 has extended its continuity over 300 m to the NE. Two fence lines of RC holes are proposed to confirm the extension along this trend.
A GEOTEM generated prospect in the lower SW corner of the Tialkam license is probably the same graphitic horizon as Semafo's Libiri deposit but was displaced by NNE trending faults. A fence profile of 13 drill holes will check the probable extension of the Libiri/Libdorado mineralization into the Tialkam license. The Semafo Samira Hill deposit is the first economic gold deposit in Niger and the corridor of gold mineralization in the Sirba belt partly covered by the Tialkam and Deba license is a very favourable area for the next discovery. See attached map. http://files.newswire.ca/872/GOLDCORRIDOR.doc
Deba License - Seventeen RC holes totaling 1,375m were drilled at Deba village, Kokoloukou and Sefa Nangue, three of the 5 known prospects on this license. The main objective of this program was to confirm and extend the gold mineralization identified in historic drill holes.
In the Deba village prospect, soil geochemistry has identified clusters of gold anomalies within an area of approximately 2 km in diameter where trenching and drilling encountered gold mineralization.
At Sefa Nague the RC drilling encountered several narrow gold intersections some ranging from 10m to 18m. The core drilling in the mid nineties by Japan Intergovernmental Cooperation Agency (JICA) also intersected a multitude of quart veins oriented E-W. JICA reported a NI43-101 non-compliant resource of 2.4 m tons grading 2.06 g/t Au from 5,126m of core drilling. The mineralized zone about 500m wide has likely a western extension where more prolific gold zones could be located. A prolongation of the gold mineralization toward the NW is incidentally supported by atisanal mining sites and the curvature of the quartz veins in that direction. RAB drilling is proposed in the most promising NW area and trenching for reconnaissance toward the SW.
Claude Jobin, P.Eng M.Sc. AMI's consulting geologist, who is a qualified person within the meaning of NI43-101, has reviewed the scientific and technical information contained in this press release. An exploration program and budget is currently being designed to further test the above prospects on both the Tialkam and Deba licenses.
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