Besra kicks off landmark drilling program at 3.3Moz Bau gold project
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Besra has begun a 3,000-4,000m drilling program at its Bau gold project in East Malaysia, with the focus on the Jugan Deposit and the significant nearby A12 anomaly.
That anomaly demonstrated clear potential to extend the Jugan Deposit mineralisation, which is both open and along strike at depth.
The first holes will focus on the Jugan Deposit, lying within a corridor already hosting:
The program will then move on to the Pejiru and Bekajang prospect areas and an additional rig is expected to be added shortly.
The Bau gold project hosts a gold Resource of 73.6 million tonnes at 1.43g/t for 3.3 million ounces of gold and Besra Gold (ASX:BEZ) plans to aggressively target extensions to the existing substantial resource – which already boasts a further global exploration target of between 4.89 and 9.27 million ounces of gold at 1.7–2.5g/t.
Previous drilling in the shallow region confirmed extensive high-grade mineralisation over significant widths, the more remarkable results including
Drilling at Jugan comprises 14 holes to target the strike extent of this shallow crestal zone and infill drilling will provide better definition of higher-grade zones, (such as DDH1131) that may be associated with the top of the plunging northeast limb.
Besra says the drilling results will assist in both upgrading the JORC classification and increasing the overall Resource inventory to support future potential development feasibility studies.
This article was developed in collaboration with Besra Gold, a Stockhead advertiser at the time of publishing.
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