Alpha Exploration Ltd. is pleased to announce more results from the first drilling program on its Aburna gold prospect, part of the Company’s 100% owned Kerkasha Project, Eritrea. A program consisting of 19 reverse-circulation drill holes was completed in February and March this year and results from the first 14 holes (ABR-001 to ABR-014) were announced earlier this month (May 3, 2022) and now assay results from 4 of the 5 remaining drill holes (ABR 016 to ABR-019) have been received.
Michael Hopley, Alpha President & CEO said, “These results from the first drilling campaign at Aburna continue to support the view that Alpha has found what could be a large gold discovery at Aburna with widespread gold mineralization spread over large areas in many drill holes. These positive results give the Alpha exploration team plenty of targets for the next round of drilling particularly at the Hill 52 and Celebration Hill areas.”
Aburna Gold Prospect
The Aburna gold prospect is located on the western side of the Company’s large Kerkasha Exploration License. Gold was mined at Aburna in the 1920s by Italian colonial miners and more recently by local artisanal miners. Earlier work by Alpha has identified gold mineralization over an area of approximately 4 km by 2 km northeast of the colonial Mine.
Gold mineralization at Aburna is orogenic-type associated with three major NE-SW oriented shear zones. Recent work by Alpha has included continuous 1-m long sub-surface channel and trench sampling. Results have defined six prospective sub-areas namely: Hill 52, Saddle Workings, Channel 12 NE, Celebration Hill, Pad 2 and Aburna Central.