East Asia Minerals Drills More Gold at Miwahadmin
East Asia Minerals Corporation reports that assays have been received from an additional two diamond drill holes at the Main Miwah Gold Zone in Aceh Province, Northern Sumatra, Indonesia. The gold mineralized intersections are located west and south of drill hole EMD008, which encountered 2.11 g/t gold over 100 metres, including 4.81 g/t gold over 30 metres. EMD009 encountered 1.16 g/t gold over 88.0 metres, including 2.06 g/t gold over 21.2 metres. EMD010 ended in mineralization and encountered 1.42 g/t gold over 116.9 metres, including 3.14 g/t gold over 28 metres. The results continue to support the interpretation of shallow, laterally extensive gold mineralization along the 1.2 kilometre Main Miwah Gold Zone. More than 600 metres of strike length have been drill validated by East Asia Minerals to date.
EMD009 is the Company’s second drill hole in the eastern part of the laterally extensive gold system. EMD009 was drilled west with a 245 degree azimuth and 55 degree dip, and completed at 206 metres downhole depth. Gold mineralization was encountered from 86.0 to 174.0 metres downhole depth, including 2.06 g/t gold from 88.0 to 109.2 metres. This hole was designed to test the extension of favourable mineralization and alteration to the west of EMD008, where surface rock sampling gave 14 metres of 2.55 g/t gold. The mineralization in EMD009 is open in all directions and at depth, and is interpreted to be contiguous upwards to the similar grade strong surface gold mineralization and to the east towards EMD008.
EMD010 was drilled southerly with a 150 degree azimuth and 65 degree dip, and completed within mineralization at end of hole (199.9 metres downhole depth) due to drill rig limitations. Gold mineralization was encountered from 83.0 to 199.9 metres, including 3.14 g/t gold from 83.0 to 111.1 metres. This hole confirmed the sub-horizontal gold mineralized layer in the area of EMD008/009, is open at depth, and is interpreted to be contiguous to surface and towards EMD008 (2.11 g/t gold over 100 metres, including 4.81 g/t gold over 30 metres) and EMD009.
Similar to EMD008, holes EMD009/010 were collared 90 metres higher in elevation than EMD001 to 003, and continue to support the Company’s interpretation of a laterally extensive, higher grade sub-horizontal layer, grading 2 to 5 g/t gold in the upper levels of the mineralized system. The high-grade 2.06 g/t and 3.14 g/t gold portions commence at 88 metres (EMD009) and 83 metres (EMD010), and correlate laterally to the higher grades commencing near-surface at the lower elevation EMD001 to 003 drill area (EMD002 gave 1.71 g/t gold over 158.0 metres, including 3.29 g/t gold over 66.0 metres starting at 9 metres depth; and EMD003 gave 2.25 g/t gold over 142.9 metres, including 4.31 g/t gold over 51.0 metres starting at 11 metres depth).
EMD011 was drilled with an 80 degree azimuth and 65 degree dip, and was shut down in alteration/mineralization at 200.3 metres downhole depth due to rig limitations. This hole was designed to test the northeast extension of EMD008 and surface channel samples that gave 2.11 g/t gold over 21 metres, and 3.62 g/t gold over 28 metres.
On September 14, at the completion of EMD010, drilling and core sampling was halted in respect of the Ramadan period and the Idul Fitri celebrations. Work recommenced September 25 with EMD011. The rig is currently being mobilized to site EMD012 where the Main Miwah Gold Zone will be tested with a further step-out approximately 200 metres east of EMD008/011.