Tanzanian Royalty Exploration Corporation is pleased to announce that new assay results from its ongoing diamond drill program at the Eastern Porphyry on the Buckreef Gold Project in Tanzania have been received and confirm the continuity along strike of thin, en echelon-type mineralized zones of low to high grade mineralization.
Significant intercepts reported include:
Drill hole BMDD 210 intersected the following zones of mineralization down the hole:
- 3m grading 0.62 g/t Au from 95m
- 2.75m grading 0.83 g/t Au from 136.25m
- 1.0m grading 11.60 g/t Au from 140m
- 2m grading 1.75 g/t Au from 143m
- 1.0m grading 2.11 g/t Au from 166m
- 10m grading 1.89 g/t Au from 181m, incl. 2m grading 3.9 g/t Au from 184m and,
- 2m grading 1.75 g/t Au from 258.
Drill hole BMDD 211 intersected the following zones of mineralization down the hole:
- 1.0m grading 1.76 g/t Au from 89m
- 0.75m grading 14.40 g/t Au from 97m
- 2m grading 12.14 g/t Au from 233m, incl. 1.5m grading 15.59 g/t Au from 233m
- 1.0m grading 1.15 g/t Au from264m
- 1.0m grading 1.84 g/t Au from 267m
- 3.7m grading 1.05 g/t Au from 275m and,
- 1.0m grading 1.85 g/t Au from 280m.
The Eastern Porphyry target is located approximately 800m east of Buckreef Main Zone. Gold mineralizations at Eastern Porphyry occur in a sequence of fine grained basalts to medium grained dolerites. This mafic package has been intruded by a series of porphyritic felsic dykes. The dykes are typically pink in colour and possess both quartz and feldspar phenocryst phases in a fine-grained ground mass. The target area has been partially drilled and drilling continues at this zone.
The intersection reported here is a down-hole length and may not represent true width but the true width is estimated to be 50 – 60%.
Mr. Joseph K. Kahama, Chairman and Chief Operating Officer (Tanzania) commented, “We are pleased to see the drilling at the Eastern Porphyry returning exciting results as the drilling progresses, increasing our confidence in the additional potential the prospect might possess. The intercepts are being encountered where predicted. The Eastern Porphyry multiple vein system is one of the potentially significant discoveries made this year in terms of gold grade, intercept width, strike length and the potential for extensions with further drilling."
Sample Protocol and QA/QC
The sample chain of custody is managed by the Buckreef technical team under the supervision of Anthony Minde. Gold analyses reported in this release were performed by standard fire assay using a 50-gram charge with atomic absorption finish (0.01ppm LLD) and a gravimetric finish for assays greater than 10 grams per tonne. All assays were performed by SGS Laboratory in Mwanza. Sampling and analytical procedures are subject to a comprehensive quality assurance and quality control program. The QA-QC program includes duplicate samples, blanks and analytical standards.
Intervals of core to be analyzed are split in half with a mechanized core cutter with one half to be sent to the laboratory for geochemical analysis and the remaining half to be kept in the storage for future reference and uses.
SGS Laboratory is ISO 90001 and 17025 accredited and employs a Laboratory Information Management System for sample tracking, quality control and reporting.
The Company’s Qualified Person, Mr. Peter Zizhou, has reviewed and approved the contents of this news release. Mr. Zizhou has a Master of Science (Exploration Geology) degree from the University of Zimbabwe (2000) and is a registered professional natural scientist with SACNASP (Reg. No. 400028/08).
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