Keegan Discovers 18 Km Zone of Mineralized Stream Sediments on Mt Olives and Announces Results of NW Drilling at Its Asumura Project
Keegan Resources Inc. announce the results of the stream sediment survey on the recently acquired Mt. Olives concession at its Asumura project in NW Ghana. The most significant find of the program is an 18 km long zone of anomalous stream sediments that suggest the potential for a significant regional zone of mineralization. Keegan is currently further defining this zone with soil and augur sampling. Keegan is also pleased to announce results from the reconnaissance drilling program on the NW structure on its Asumura concession. Highlights include 11 m of 1.12 g/t Au, and 5 m @ 1.14 g/t Au all drilled along parallel fences of shallow holes designed to best intersect the structure. The fences are mostly 200-400 meters apart. Keegan had previously announced an intercept of 14 m of 4.48 g/t Au 600 meters to the south east of the closest intercept reported herein and will be following up with all the results with further exploration. Please see location map stream sediment results and drill hole locations at www.keeganresources.com.
President and CEO Dan McCoy states: “We are very encouraged by the results both in drill and surface sampling programs along significant strike lengths at Asumura. In addition, the Asumura project still has a significant number of untested exploration targets.”
The fences and drill holes from the NW structure at Asumura are oriented at an azimuth of approximately 315 degrees and the holes were drilled at a dip of 45 degrees in that same azimuth. Collar spacing is approximately 50 meters along fences and up to 600 meters between fences. The drill holes are approximately 100 meters in drill length and less than 75 meters in true depth. The fences and drill holes were designed to be perpendicular to the NE orientation of the structure (as indicated by augur holes and aeromagnetic surveys) and to only test mineralization at shallow depths (less than 100 meters depth). Although Keegan does not have a three point solution yet to completely indicate the strike and dip of the mineralization, the best analogue for economic mineralization along the western side of the Sefwi Belt is the Kenyase deposit, which is one of a series of deposits that make up Newmont’s Ahafo Mine. The Kenyase deposit in this portion of Ghana is NE trending and steeply dipping to the SE. If the mineralization that Keegan intercepted in the NW area has a similar orientation, then the true width of the reported intercepts could be approximately 80% of the drilled width. RC samples were taken at one meter intervals under dry drilling conditions. All reverse circulation drill samples are weighed on site. All samples are using standard 50 gram fire assay with atomic absorption finish by Transworld Laboratories (GH) Ltd. in Tarkwa, Ghana or SGS Labs in Tarkwa, Ghana. QA/QC programs using internal and external standard samples, re-assays, and blanks indicate good accuracy and precision in a large majority of standards assayed. A minimum of a 0.2 g/t cut off at beginning and end of the intercept was employed and the intercept has no more than six consecutive samples (six meters) of less than 0.2 g/t Au. Any portion of the intercepts above 10 g/t Au is reported separately.
About Keegan Resources
Keegan is a junior gold company offering investors the opportunity to share ownership in the rapid exploration and development of high quality, pure gold assets. The Company is focused on its wholly owned flagship Esaase and Asumura gold projects located in Ghana, West Africa. Managed by highly skilled and successful technical and financial professionals, Keegan is well financed with no debt. Keegan is also strongly committed to the highest standards for environmental management, social responsibility, and health and safety for its employees and neighboring communities. Keegan trades on the TSX-VEN and on the AMEX under the symbol KGN. More information about Keegan is available www.keeganresources.com.