Azumah Resources has today announced drill results which are poised to open up the possibility of underground mining at its WA Gold Project in Ghana.

The two drill holes have confirmed the continuity of a new high-grade Eastern lode, which was discovered and reported to the Australian Stock Exchange on December 12. 

The high-grade zones strengthen the case for underground mining and, if proved viable, would certainly increase production levels and the mine life from what is currently being considered in the Project's feasibility study.

“A completely new geological dimension to the Project has been introduced that could see a step-change in its scale, longevity and economics - well beyond that envisaged in the pending feasibility study update," Azumah Resources Managing Director Stephen Stone said. 

The current feasibility study for the WA Gold Project is for open pit mining - and Azumah will definitely continue down that path. 

Mr Stone described the results as a "significant step-change" and even a "game-changer" in terms of the design of the mining operations.

Image: A drill hole core sample for hole BRCD485.