Fahiakoba Project Exploration UpdateJanuary 20, 2014
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Vancouver, British Columbia - January 20, 2014 - Asante Gold Corporation (TSX.V:ASE/ FRANKFURT:1A9) (the “Company”) announces final results and interpretation of the exploration drilling completed to date on the Fahiakoba gold concession in Ghana.
Drill holes were spotted to test sections of airborne geophysical (MAG/VTEM) and ground auger soil geochemical anomalies. Initial drill holes were spaced from 400m to over 1km apart and later tightened to 100m step-outs where gold mineralization was noted. A total of 30 drill holes were completed in two phases, for 4985 m. A collar map is available at: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wAXbMU0Ct8dSsmsUfNEYLyAuN3vTH6ZG/view?usp=sharing.
With the exception of four significant gold intersections (to 0.50 m @ 295 g/t Au), initial sampling results were low. VTEM conductors correspond with favourable graphitic shear zones in meta-greywacke or regional scale graphitic meta-phyllite/argillite units. Weak gold anomalies in core from saprolite have generally accounted for the anomalous auger soil geochemical targets tested in the program.
However, wide zones of moderate to strongly quartz veined meta-greywacke, and carbonate alteration were noted in the program. These zones correspond with elevated to locally significant gold values, as noted in the table below, and are considered high priority targets for additional drilling.
Further drilling is also required along the trend to the NE of Perseus Mining Ltd’s discovery hole NSRC010 located ~1 km south of the Asante Fahiakoba concession boundary and which yielded 30m at 2.2 g/t Au, including 4m at 9.0 g/t Au (Perseus Quarterly Report, December 30, 2012 - true width unspecified).
Subject to financing, a program of an additional 3000m of drilling is planned to test these new target areas.
The Company also announces that it is continuing to evaluate for acquisition other suitable gold mining and gold royalty opportunities in West and East Africa.
On behalf of the Board,
“Douglas R. MacQuarrie”
President & CEO
Assay results from all holes completed to date on the Fahiakoba concession are noted below:
(uncut)Other Anomalous Samples
>= 0.20 g/t Au @ Hole Depth(m)
(1 to 2 m sample width)FAH12-001NSA0.32@49m; 0.51@81m; 0.28@109mFAH12-002NSA0.21@56m; 0.24@78m;FAH12-00341.0842.081.007.340.47@34m; 0.31@58m; 0.28@78m; 0.85@102m; 0.25@103m; 0.26@105m; 0.38@107m; 0.37@104m; 0.35@173m; 0.25@199mFAH12-00424.00
3.240.21@34m; 0.70@185mFAH12-005201.50202.000.50289.500.20@232m; 0.22@258m; 0.20@278mFAH12-006NSA0.36@6mFAH12-007NSAFAH12-008NSAFAH12-009NSAFAH12-010NSAFAH12-011NSAFAH12-012NSAFAH12-013NSA0.27@241mFAH12-014NSA0.firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.comFAH12-015NSAFAH12-016NSAFAH12-01772.8374.231.401.970.40@24mFAH12-018NSA0.34 from 3 to 18mFAH12-019NSAFAH12-020NSAFAH12-021NSA0.37@59m; 0.59 from 73 to 77mFAH12-022NSAFAH12-023NSA0.33@34mFAH12-024aNSA0.55@137mFAH12-025NSA0.30@61m; 0.89@79m; 1.0 from 138 to 140m; 0.30@145mFAH12-026NSAFAH12-027NSAFAH12-028NSAFAH12-029NSAFAH12-030NSA
Table: Drill Hole Assay Results (‘NSA’ - no significant assays; BOLD - previously reported)
Scientific and technical information contained in this news release has been reviewed and approved by Douglas R. MacQuarrie, P.Geo. (B.C.) Geology & Geophysics, the President and CEO of the Company, who is a “qualified person” under NI 43-101. Field work and sampling was supervised by Donald G. Allen, MASc. P.Eng. (B.C.), who is a “qualified person” under NI 43-10. HQ and NQ core was logged, cut and sampled on site, with half samples sent to SGS Laboratory in Tarkwa, and analyzed for gold by fire assay-AA on a 50 gram sample charge. Internal QC consisted of inserting both blanks and standards into the sample stream and multiple re-assays of selected anomalous samples. Where multiple assays were received for an interval, the final value reported was the average of all results for the interval. Results from the QC program suggest that the reported results are accurate. Given the early stage of the drilling, no estimate of mineralization ‘true width’ can be made.
About Asante Gold Corporation
Asante Gold Corporation (TSX.V:ASE/FRANKFURT:1A9) is a Vancouver based gold company, exploring the Fahiakoba Concession located in the centre of Ghana’s Golden Triangle between Perseus’ Edikan mine, and AngloGold Ashanti’s Obuasi mine.
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