BLEGBulk Leach Extractable Gold
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The Company views these results as very encouraging, with great scope for infill drilling in the near future and recent additional BLEG sampling producing very significant results (see ASX Announcement of 12th April, 2012).
This second phase of sampling follows the Company's highly successful first phase of BLEG sampling.
Contemporaneous to this second phase of auger sampling, the BLEG soil sampling grid was extended during the latter half of 2011 along the central part of the JRGB increasing the sampling in this prospective zone.
The Company is highly encouraged by the extensive anomalism defined by the recent BLEG and soil-auger programs, and the potential for gold mineralisation in the JRGB as a whole.
A total of 241 infill auger drill samples as well as 160 BLEG soil samples have been collected at Jutson Rocks by the geological team.
The balance of the Nkenkasu concession will be sampled using stream sediment sampling and BLEG (Bulk Leach Extraction of Gold) laboratory analysis to define anomalous drainages.
The Company has therefore planned further BLEG sampling to explore previously unexplored regions of the belt with a total of 165 BLEG samples to be collected on a 500m x 500 m pattern.
A total of 2,762 samples comprising: (1) heavy mineral stream sediment concentrates (HMC), (2) BLEG (bulk leach-extractable gold), (3) sieved, stream sediments, and (4) conventional, base-of-slope soils samples were collected and the results interpreted by Discovery Consultants of Vernon, British Columbia.
In conjunction with the 2,000m RAB programme, follow-up BLEG geochemistry over an extended domain and further infill auger drilling will also be taking place.
The results of the recent Jutson Rocks auger drilling programme have confirmed the presence of strong and coherent gold geochemical anomalies which were previously identified through BLEG sampling.
The 500g BLEG samples were assayed at SGS labs in Tarkwa, Ghana and Siguri, Guinea, and at Abilab in Ouagadougou.
GNI is currently targeting its recent gold BLEG successes with a close-spaced detailed infill soils programme.