Tietto Minerals (ASX: TIE) has continued to build confidence in its Abujar gold project with infill drilling generating ongoing shallow high-grade intercepts, including a project best of 532.5 grams per tonne, at the Abujar-Gludehi South (AG South) deposit.
Infill drilling at AG South has uncovered numerous shallow and high-grade gold hits.
Highlight results were 5m at 109.06g/t gold from 99m, including 1m at 532.05g/t gold; 4m at 26.05g/t gold from 63m, including 1m at 50.75g/t gold; and 12m at 3.31g/t gold from 93m, including 2m at 17.31g/t gold.
With the positive intercepts continuing, Tietto has extended the cut-off for diamond infill drilling to 24 May.
This will enable more high-grade hits to be included in the planned mineral resource update which is scheduled for the release before the end of the June quarter.
Commenting on the latest results from AG South, Tietto managing director Dr Caigen Wang said they had “exceeded” expectations, including the project best 1m at 532.5g/t gold interval.
“Infill drilling has defined a continuous zone of shallow ultra-high-grade gold (over 100 gold gram metres) striking over 200m between sections 4B and 6B at AG south.”
“These high impact holes have potential to add material shallow high-grade ounces early in the mine schedule, which we expect to be positive for our open pit optimisation.”
Advancing Abujar gold project
Since September last year, Tietto has undertaken 230 holes for 49,621m across its Abujar project.
At AG South, 46 holes have now been completed for 7,499m, with the entire program at the deposit to comprise 58 holes for 8,666.5m.
Dr Wang said once the infill program has been completed, the company will use its rigs to test exploration targets near the proposed mill at Abujar to build its resource inventory.
“On the development front, our recent initiatives and work program demonstrate our progress towards delivery of our fully-funded Abujar definitive feasibility study in Q3 2021 and, more broadly, positioning Abujar as West Africa’s next gold mine,” he added.
Abujar currently hosts a resource inventory of 3.02 million ounces.