Azumah Resources today announced the mineral resource at its Bepkong deposit, located in the Upper West Region of Ghana, has more than doubled to 517,600oz. 

The increase at the deposit within the Wa Gold Project resulted primarily from the 279,700oz at the recently discovered Bepkong underground mineralisation.

This includes 167,500oz of measured and indicated mineralisation with an average grading of 4.05g/t.

With these developments, the total mineral resources for the Wa Gold Project have increased to 2.8Moz, marking an 11 per cent increase.

Azumah Managing Director Stephen Stone said the confirmation provided a major boost for to the company’s Wa Gold Project. 

“Importantly, none of the underground mineral resource is incorporated into our current 1Moz Ore Reserve or into our feasibility study, which is scheduled to be completed by year-end,” he said.

“A scoping study evaluating underground mining at Bepkong will be reported later in July and our expectations are that this could have a materially positive impact on what is an already financially robust project.

“With the prevailing gold price well above the US$1300 per oz used in determining ore reserves, the case for development becomes even more compelling and, looking to the longer term, we still have many additional shallow and deeper targets to evaluate within our regional-scale 2400 sq km of prospective tenure.” 

Image: Azumah Resources Managing Director Stephen Stone, The West Australian.