PAYSON, AZ, Nov. 13 /CNW/ - Kansai Mining Corporation (TSX Venture
Exchange: KAN) is pleased to announce that the new drilling programme has
started at its wholly owned Migori gold project in south-west Kenya.
The diamond drill, sourced from Addis Ababa in Ethiopia, was escorted in
convoy from the border post at Moyale through Mersabit in north-east Kenya and
proceeded via Nairobi to Migori.
Drilling commenced late on November 6th 2007 at the Gori Maria
mineralized zone, designated MD 26, at an angle of 55 degrees. It was
completed on November 9th at a depth of 109-18 m.
Massive sulphide concentrates occur between 6 and 10 metre depth. The
host lithology of quartz-sericite pyrite schists is dominant and typical. The
rig has been moved to the site of MD 27.
The Company's technical report filed on SEDAR in 2006 established 4 main
zones of gold mineralization containing, as presently explored, 33 million
tonnes @ 1-10 g/t Au for 1- 172 million ounces as indicated resources from the
drilling of more than 50,000 metres in about 600 angled drilled holes. The
Gori Maria mineralization is currently estimated to contain 8-583 million
tonnes @ 0-87g/t for 240,000 ounces.
An intial programme of 5 angled holes is planned to attempt to augment
these indicated resources along strike.
After the second hole, the rig will be moved to Macalder where a
programme of an initial 3 angled holes will test gold-bearing gossans.
Additional holes will be determined on the basis of results.
These will be followed by programmes at Nyanza (currently containing
estimated indicated resources of 0-842 m tonnes @ 5-32g/t Au for 144,000
ounces), MK (1-444m tonnes @ 2-32 g/t Au for 108,000 ounces) and Kakula -
Kalange-Munyu (22-107 million tonnes @ 0-96 g/t Au for 679,000 ounces).
It is anticipated that each of the mineralized zones can be augmented as
to its current resources. For the spatial and geographical relationships of
the mineralization reference should be made to the accompanying maps and
The results of the drilling will be announced as they become available.
Assaying will continue to be done by Humac Laboratories of Mwanza, Tanzania,
the well known and respected analysts that have conducted the Company's
analytical work since 2003.
The Company is also pleased to announce that it is in discussions with a
leading group of consultants to undertake a full scale feasibility study of
the Migori gold mineralization as soon as practicable. The terms of reference
and scope of works are presently being reviewed.
This release has been compiled by Mr. Bruce Walsham as CEO of Kansai who
is a qualified person in terms of National Instrument 43-101.
Kansai Mining Corporation is a mining and exploration company with
interests in Kenya and Venezuela trading on the TSX Venture Exchange under the
The TSX has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the
adequacy or accuracy of this news release which has been prepared by
All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included
herein, including without limitation, statements regarding potential
mineralization and reserves, exploration results and future plans and
objectives of the Company are forward looking statements that involve various
risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will
prove to be accurate, and accurate results and future events could differ
materially from those anticipated in such statements.
President and Chief Executive Officer
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