West African gold explorer and developer Azumah Resources has revealed that the first of three RC/DDH holes, BRCD487, drilled beneath the Bepkong deposit at its WA Gold Project has discovered a new ‘blind’ high-grade eastern lode. 

The Bepkong East lode is associated with a major structurally controlled ‘fluid conduit’ system that could extend mineralisation to considerable depth. Its discovery adds to the already substantial near-surface mineralisation at Bepkong. 

Combined with historic drillholes, the volume of mineralised rock identified at Bepkong has been substantially increased. This is likely to have a materially positive impact on the overall Project including increasing the likelihood of underground mining. 

“This magnificent drill intercept, from the very first hole drilled of a new 40,000m multi-target drilling campaign, is further proof that the Wa Gold Project has so much more to deliver as it transitions towards development,” Azumah Managing Director Stephen Stone said. 

“In coming weeks, we are looking forward to receiving drilling results from two other complementary deep- targeted holes just completed at Bepkong, along with two others underway at the Kunche deposit, where last April we also demonstrated the presence of high-grade mineralisation at depth. 

“This latest development is consistent with the structurally controlled orogenic-style of mineralisation that hosts the Wa Gold Project and which we know can extend to considerably greater depths than we have been drilling to date.”