Drilling highlights include:

  • 3.28 grams per tonne gold (“g/t Au”) over 4.0 metres (“m”) in BRAZD545
  • 1.89 g/t Au over 13.0 m including 5.57 g/t Au over 3.0 m in BRAZD546

The Genipapo target, located east and north of the Piaba gold deposit, measures several square kilometres in area and covers numerous northwest-southeast trending gold-in-soil anomalies. Five diamond drill holes totalling 1,009 m were drilled to test the target area. Drill hole BRAZD545 intersected 3.28 g/t Au over 4.0 m. Drill hole BRAZD546, collared approximately 500 m south of BRAZD545, intersected 1.89 g/t Au over 13.0 m including 5.57 g/t Au over 3.0 m. The two drill holes, located approximately 1,000 m east of the Piaba gold deposit reserve pit limit, tested the northern and southern flanks of a large northwest trending gold-in-soil anomaly measuring approximately 500 m by 1,000 m.

“Drilling in the Genipapo area was designed to test new concepts derived from the integration of airborne geophysics with our existing geoscience database,” said Scott Heffernan, EVP Exploration of Trek Mining. “To have encountered significant, new gold mineralization with this first test is very encouraging and clearly demonstrates the value of continuing our exploration efforts in the area.”

Trek Mining has recently commenced an aggressive second phase of exploration drilling at Aurizona and now has five diamond drill rigs working to complete an approximately 12,000 m drill campaign. The focus of the current drill campaign includes testing several high-potential near-mine targets, including follow-up drilling at Genipapo, and additional infill drilling at Piaba West to facilitate incorporation of Piaba West mineralization into the Aurizona resource and reserve base.