Aton completes second drilling phase at Rodruin gold exploration project

Aton Resources has successfully completed the second phase diamond drill program at the Rodruin gold exploration project in Egypt.

The program which took part in the Abu Marawat Concession, involved a total of 9,073 meters from 85 drill holes.  Notable results from the drilling program include, results from Aladdin’s Hill NE Area which include gold (Au) and silver (Ag) mineralization in pyritic carbonate rocks and on the Saddle Fault structure, respectively.

Drill program

At the Central Buttress (CBZ), hole ROD-093 returned intersections with gold and silver mineralization, while GF Zone and Central Valley; holes ROD-099, ROD-102, and ROD-110 returned mineralized intersections, including gold and silver values.

The company expects to receive the final assay results from this drilling program by February 2023. These results will cover an additional 20 holes, numbered ROD-091 to ROD-110, which were drilled in various zones within the project.

Aton Resources’ CEO, Tonno Vahk, expressed satisfaction with the completion of the project. He mentioned the successful completion of the drilling program, which exceeded the originally planned number of meters. Additionally, he highlighted the extension of the exploration license granted by the Egyptian Mineral Resource Authority (EMRA).

Resources is working towards completing new and revised mineral resource estimates (MRE) at both the Rodruin and Hamama projects by mid-2023. The company is working with Cube Consulting for MRE, and they’ve made progress on the Hamama West project following the completion of the Reverse Circulation (RC) program. Aton Resources is also planning a second round of sampling at Rodruin and additional metallurgical testwork, as well as a short diamond drilling program at Hamama East starting in January.



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