OAKVILLE, ON, Jan. 22, 2013 /CNW/ - Giyani Gold Corp. (TSXV: WDG) ("Giyani Gold") is pleased to announce final assay results from their 2012 drill program at the Klein Letaba mine site in Limpopo, South Africa. A new gold discovery was made at Holes KL-19 and KL-20 which completed the 2012 drill campaign. A summary of significant gold values is as follows:
Hole KL-19: 4.65 g/tonne Au over 2.89m (170.11m to 173m)
Hole KL-19 gold halo intercepts**:
Robert S. Middleton, Vice President of Exploration for Giyani Gold, indicated:
"The success of the initial drill program identified two areas that I am
confident can build a resource with additional drilling. This new discovery
indicates that not all of the veins in the Klein Letaba mine were fully mined and gold remains within the deposit itself". In addition, Mr. Middleton stated, "We also believe our previously announced discovery at KL-06 has huge potential to outline a significant resource separate of the mine workings."
The same type of gold halo mineralization discovered in Holes KL-19 and KL-20 was also found in Holes KL-15, KL-16 and KL-18 which were drilled below the mine workings of the historic Klein Letaba Mine but did not return significant values or ended in mine workings. These holes however have provided the management of Giyani Gold with valuable information allowing Giyani Gold to understand the orientation of the mineralized veins and should substantially increase drill success during Giyani Gold's upcoming 2013 campaign.
In particular, assay results from Hole KL-16 have provided evidence of a fault offset separating historically mined gold veins into a lower block of untested gold mineralization. The existence of this fault was speculated by earlier operators who viewed evidence of the fault in the lower levels of the historic mine. Giyani Gold is now planning to drill a 600-650m hole to locate the offset of the entire Klein Letaba Mine and re-discover the 5 historically mined veins and the new high grade discovery made in Hole KL-01 (13.162 g/tonne Au over 15.1m) down plunge from the mine. A cross-section diagram depicting this fault offset, the vein set, and the proposed deep hole is visible on www.giyanigold.com/projects.
Based on the results from Giyani Gold's 2012 drill program, two locations have been identified on the Klein Letaba-Frankie property where further detailed drilling could be conducted to start building a resource. Drilling will resume shortly.
As part of Giyani Gold's Quality Assurance and Quality Control procedures
(QA/QC), all of the intervals exceeding 3 grams Au have been re-assayed. In addition, systematic re-assaying of intervals is in progress to confirm the compliance of blanks and duplicate checks. Giyani Gold's QA/QC includes the insertion and continual monitoring of numerous standards, blanks and duplicates are inserted into the sample stream every 50m. ALS Chemex (Johannesburg) also performs internal QA/AC.
Cross sections and correlations between these holes and other holes will be published once assays from other holes are reported. Any future resource calculations will be calculated from compliant intervals, and if there is any material variation from the reported intervals on a hole by hole basis, then Giyani Gold will report this in subsequent releases, but it is of the opinion of Giyani Gold that any variations are unlikely to be material.
In Giyani Gold's drill programs, composite intervals are chosen using a
combination of geological criteria and mineralization, averaging approximately 1 meter core length. The drill core is logged and then is cut in half by Giyani Gold technicians at a secure core shack facility near the Klein Letaba mine with guarded and controlled access to the site. One half of the core samples are then sent by secure courier to ALS Chemex in Johannesburg. All drill samples are prepared and screened by ALS Chemex (Johannesburg) using fire assay and multi-element ICP-MS and are assayed by ALS Chemex in Johannesburg.
The remaining half of the drill core is kept at Giyani Gold's secure core shack for future assay verification or any other investigation. Intervals below a bottom cut-off grade of 0.05 g/tonne Au are calculated at zero gold.
Assaying is done on a 30 gram pulp generated from split NQ core using fire assay extraction and an AA finish. High grade samples like the ones obtained in Hole 1 are done with a gravimetric finish. Any gold values over 3.0 g/tonne were re-assayed and completed with a gravimetric finish.
Robert S. Middleton, P.Eng., VP of Exploration for Giyani Gold is responsible for the drilling program including the core logging, sampling of the drill core and assay procedures and Quality Assurance/Quality Control measures. In addition, Mr. Middleton is the Qualified Person for Giyani Gold Corp. under the rules of the TSXV, and has reviewed the contents of this news release and approved it.
Additional information and corporate documents may be found on www.sedar.com and the Giyani gold website, www.giyanigold.com.
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SOURCE Giyani Gold Corp.