Gold mining company Cluff Gold has reported the assay results from the first exploration drill hole targeting the versatile time domain electro-magnetic (VTEM) anomalies at Baomahun in Sierra Leone.

The company said it has discovered gold intersects in Target 5 of the Baomahun project area.

According to the company, the drill results confirm the association between gold and the sulphide minerals identified by the conductive anomalies recognised in the VTEM survey.

The intercepts from the first hole assayed are 5m @ 1.59g/t from 29m, and 2m @ 5.77g/t from 81m (including 1m @ 11.1g/t).

Cluff Gold CEO Peter Spivey said that the company is encouraged with the first results received from the drill program targeting the VTEM anomalies, which confirm its thesis that the conductive anomalies identified from the geophysical survey are associated with gold.