TORONTO, Feb. 2, 2012 /CNW/ - Polo is pleased to announce exceptional results from the Q4 2011 diamond drill programme which reaches 3,332 metres in 13 holes at its 100 per cent owned Nimini West Licence in Sierra Leone. Polo increased its interest in Nimini from 51 to 100 per cent in December 2011 and the drill programme is currently ongoing.
The drilling was aimed at a continued investigation of the extension of the main mineralised zone in the Main Zone and in the newly discovered Eastern Extension, Western Extension and Sendekor structures. In 2011, Nimini drilled a total of 8,409 metres in 52 diamond core holes.
The Main Zone was investigated with ten core holes totaling 2,608 metres, drilled to both tighten the spacing between some of the previous intersections and to continue exploring the eastern strike and down dip extensions of the deposit (See Table 1: Komahun Results).
Three deep holes, NWKD 216, 217 and 218 represent the deepest intersection yet at Komahun and demonstrate that the deposit is still open at depth. Some of the best intersections observed include 19.60 metres of 7.08 g/t Au from 366.55 metres in hole NWKD216 and 14.00 metres of 4.70 g/t Au from 347.4 metres in hole NWKD217. In NWKD218, an interval of 9.05 metres of 11.47 g/t Au from 347.35 metres was noted thickness. All intersections described in this Press Release are core length but are fairly representative of true thickness as drilling is perpendicular to the mineralised zone. Other results are pending.
Infill drilling includes holes NWKD 213 to 215 and 219 to 222. These holes were drilled to tighten the drilling density and bring some of the Inferred Resources into the Measured and Indicated category. Near-surface results include hole NWKD 213, which intersected 7.65 metres of 1.94 g/t Au from 95.8 metres and 17.45 metres of 2.56 g/t Au from 131.90 metres, and confirm and enhance the strong mineralisation observed close to surface.
The Eastern Extension was investigated by three holes totalling 348 metres. Results are pending.
Drilling was also initiated in November over the Sendekor area with a small rig due to access difficulty. A total of 375 metres in five holes were drilled and partial results indicate that anomalous gold values were intersected, although the favourable BIF horizon was not intersected.
2,000 to 3,000 metres of drilling are planned on the Sendekor area once the VTEM survey results have been interpreted.
During the month of December 2011, Nimini initiated a detailed VTEM survey over its Nimini East, West and Matotoka licences. The results of this geophysical survey are due shortly and will allow Nimini to define drill targets on its Nimini and Matotoka Licences.
Nimini also plans to undertake an exploration drilling programme at its 100 per cent owned Matotoka Licence where previous exploration yielded promising results from soil sampling, pitting and trenching, and where a number of combined geophysical and geochemical anomalies have been identified. Matotoka is located in central Sierra Leone on the northern border of Cluff Gold's 1.5 million ounce Baomahun gold deposit. Cluff Gold is planning to start construction at Baomahun in 2012.
Executive Co-Chairman of Polo, Neil Herbert commented,
""The Board of Polo is delighted with results obtained from the diamond drilling programme being undertaken at the Komahun Gold Project by our wholly-owned subsidiary Nimini Holdings. The high gold grades recovered demonstrate the project's potential to host large-scale gold mineralisation at commercial values, in both the Main Zone and in the recent discoveries, the Eastern Extension, Western Extension and Sendekor Structures.
These results provide Nimini with a good platform from which to move forward with the preparations for the next phase of drilling. We look forward to reporting on further progress over the coming months as extensive exploration in Sierra Leone continues."
Table 1: Komahun Results
*Does not represent true unit thickness
Table 2: Drilling by Zone
|HOLE ID||PERMIT||PROJECT||PROSPECT||TOTAL DEPTH (m)|
|NWKD211||Nimini West||Komahun||Eastern Structure||104.10|
|NWKD212||Nimini West||Komahun||Eastern Structure||100.00|
|NWKD223||Nimini West||Komahun||Eastern Structure||144.50|
|Total Eastern Structure||348.60|
|NWKD213||Nimini West||Komahun||Main Zone||182.00|
|NWKD214||Nimini West||Komahun||Main Zone||266.24|
|NWKD215||Nimini West||Komahun||Main Zone||290.42|
|NWKD216||Nimini West||Komahun||Main Zone||416.00|
|NWKD217||Nimini West||Komahun||Main Zone||421.00|
|NWKD218||Nimini West||Komahun||Main Zone||377.00|
|NWKD219||Nimini West||Komahun||Main Zone||155.00|
|NWKD220||Nimini West||Komahun||Main Zone||173.00|
|NWKD221||Nimini West||Komahun||Main Zone||236.00|
|NWKD222||Nimini West||Komahun||Main Zone||92.00|
|Total Main Zone||2,608.66|
|TOTAL DRILLED September - December 2011||3,332.26|
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This press release has been reviewed by François Auclair, PGeo, MSc., a Director of Nimini Holdings Limited, member of the Ordre des Géologues du Québec and Fellow of the Geological Association of Canada, and a "qualified person" under National Instrument 43-101 - Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects.
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