Gold Mineralization Discovered At Betanase Kubi-Obuasi Area, GhanaDecember 7, 2015
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Vancouver, British Columbia – December 7, 2015 – Asante Gold Corporation (CSE:ASE/ FRANKFURT:1A9) (the “Company”) announces that a significant gold mineralized system has been discovered on it’s Betanase option, Ghana.
Assay results have been received for 256 samples taken from the Phase 1 - 562 metre drill program. Four diamond drill holes were completed on three sections each separated by ~250 metres and drilled to test a 750 metre long NNE-trending gold in soil geochemical target.
Six intervals gave anomalous gold values greater than 1.0 g/t Au, with the best intersection in hole BET15-003 which assayed 3.14 g/t gold over 4.0 metres. The mineralization is associated with cross cutting pyritic quartz stringers, and disseminated and local bedded and stringer pyrite in altered Tarkwaian quartzites.
These initial results are considered encouraging given that significant grades and widths of gold mineralization, associated with widespread albite alteration, have been intersected in what may be a large mineralized system – the extensive alluvial workings located just to the west of the drilled area extend upstream an additional 2 km to the north.
The best gold intersections are spatially related to high Induced Polarization (IP) chargeability anomalies that were previously outlined by the Company. Subject to financing, a follow up Phase 2 drill program will target extensive high IP areas along strike to the northeast and southwest. A map showing the drill collars on the IP geophysical results is available at: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_hhU2lPx8-xL9vqugn-CvvBw1O7olPC_/view?usp=sharing .
Betanase, under option from Perseus Mining (Ghana) Limited, adjoins to the south of the AngloGold Ashanti/Randgold Resources Obuasi mining lease. A photo journal from the drill program and selected core photographs are available at www.asantegold.com .
“Douglas R. MacQuarrie”
President and CEO
Significant assays >=0.5 g/t Au are noted in the table below:
Table One: Significant Drill Hole Assay Results
Table Two: Drill Collar data
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, core logging and sampling was supervised by Donald G. Allen, MASc. P.Eng. (B.C.). HQ and NQ core was logged, sawn and sampled (1 to 2 metre composites) at our core logging facility in Dunkwa, with half core samples sent to ALS Ghana Limited laboratory in Kumasi, and analyzed for gold by fire assay-AA on a 50 gram sample charge. Laboratory QC consisted of inserting both blanks and standards into the sample stream and multiple re-assays of selected anomalous samples. Results from the QC program suggest that the reported results are accurate. Intercept lengths reported are core lengths, as true widths cannot be accurately determined at this stage in the exploration.
About Asante Gold Corporation
Asante Gold Corporation (CSE:ASE/FRANKFURT:1A9) is continuing to assess the Kubi Gold Mine Option as a potential underground, toll milling operation; exploring the Betanase concession optioned from Perseus Mining (Ghana) Limited and its 100% owned Fahiakoba concession, all located near the centre of Ghana’s Golden Triangle.
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