Monument Mining Limited (TSX-V: MMY) (FSE: D7Q1) is pleased to announce results of a 309m deep diamond drillhole with RC pre-collar at Alliance and New Alliance Deposit, one of three drilling programs carried out at the Burnakura Property announced on May 8, 2018. All three drill programs were completed in June 2018, assays have recently been received, and results of the remainder of the programs, including the NOA 7/8 Deep Exploration Program and the Burnakura Shallow Oxide Drilling Program are still being processed and yet to be released to the market.
Highlights of the ANA Deep Drilling Result
Figure 1: Assay results from drillhole 18RCDDH10 (grades in g/t Au)
Alliance and New Alliance Deep Drilling Program
The ANA deposit (included in the NI 43-101 Technical Report-Updated Mineral Resources, Burnakura Gold Project, Western Australia, Australia, July 2018) is structurally controlled by BIF horizons. The gold rich quartz vein commonly develops in the hanging wall of the BIF and forms a tabular 1-3m wide high grade vein, with a low grade halo developing in the BIF itself.
Historically the ANA deposit was mined both open pit and underground since early 1900’s. Historical records from the State Mine Engineer records of WA reported that over 23,000oz of gold were produced underground, at an average head grade of 41.2g/t. Between 1989-1997, 30,000oz of gold were produced open pit, at an average head grade of 3.5 g/t Au, as indicated in the SRK NI 43-101 Technical Report-Updated Mineral Resources, Burnakura Gold Project, Western Australia, Australia, July 2018.
The BIF which controls the mineralization, is projected to dip to the East. Drillhole 18RCDDH10 tested this favourable horizon approximately 170m below the known mineralization (Figure 2), and high grade mineralization (1.3m @ 26.8g/t, approximately true mineralization width) was intercepted almost exactly where predicted, showing that the mineralization is very continuous and predictable. See Table 1 1 for details of the hole, and Table 2 for the drill assay results..
Table 1: Drillhole 18RCDDH10 details
Table 2: Drill assay results for 18RCDDH10
|SampleID||Hole_ID||mFrom||mTo||Length (m)*||Au (g/t)||Sample_Type|
*approximate true mineralization width
Increased alteration intensity was logged at the end of hole, indicating increased fluid flow which is a common vector to mineralization. The potential for further repeat parallel mineralization lines will be investigated with a planned follow-up drilling.
Figure 2: ANA Cross section displaying new diamond drillhole intersection
Plan Moving Forward:
An initial exploration target has been delineated based on the knowledge of current mineral resources together with the results of the new intersection in depth. (Figure 3)
Figure 3: ANA Oblique Plan demonstrating the location of 18RCDDH10 and the extents of the exploration target zone
Monument is encouraged and believes an extended mineralization can be delineated quickly with further drilling along this prospective BIF horizon in the exploration target zone. Monument is excited to follow up with further drilling to delineate what Monument believes to be a very simple and continuous high grade structure. A drill program is currently being developed to follow up on this opportunity, testing continuity of the known mineralization and possible repeats at depth.
The scientific and technical information in this press release has been prepared by Mark Lynch-Staunton, MCSM, MAIG, M.Sc Mining Geology; and supervised and approved by Roger Stangler, MEng, MAusIMM, MAIG, a Qualified Person as defined by NI43-101, both retained by Monument Mining Limited.
Monument Mining Limited is an established Canadian gold producer that owns and operates the Selinsing Gold Mine in Malaysia. Its experienced management team is committed to growth and is advancing several exploration and development projects including the Mengapur Copper-Iron Project, in Pahang State of Malaysia, and the Murchison Gold Projects comprising Burnakura, Gabanintha and Tuckanarra in the Murchison area of Western Australia. The Company employs approximately 190 people in both regions and is committed to the highest standards of environmental management, social responsibility, and health and safety for its employees and neighboring communities.
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