Drilling begins at Miyabi Gold Project in Tanzania

by Ina King (Potgieter)

Miyabi ProjectAustralian-listed Rift Valley Resources has begun drilling at its wholly-owned Miyabi Gold Project in Tanzania. Located 200 km south of Mwanza within the Lake Victoria Goldfields of Tanzania, Miyabi lies 50 km east of Acacia Mining’s Buzwagi gold mine, and 30 km south of Resolute Mining’s Nyakafuru project.

Work on the 26-hole reverse circulation drill programme, which is focused on a series of compelling targets, all defined by substantial drill intersections, began at the end of May 2015. The programme will include infill and extension drilling at the high-grade Dalafuma prospect, which should enable a maiden mineral resource estimate to be prepared for the deposit.

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Targets to test

Previous intersections at Dalafuma include 18 m at 12.0 g/t from 46 m; 16 m at 12.0 g/t from 65 m; and 28 m at 6.8 g/t from 16 m. Other targets to be tested include Dalafuma Northwest, Chui and Contact Zone where previous Rift Valley reverse circulation drilling intersected strong zones of shallow resource grade gold mineralisation.

“Having consolidated ownership of the Miyabi Project, we are pleased to be able to resume exploration,” said Rift Valley Resources MD Geoff Gilmour. “Our previous work led to the discovery of the high grade Dalafuma prospect and a series of other resource targets. We expect that continued success will allow us to add substantially to the 520 000 ounce resource base at Miyabi.”

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There is a planned exploration programme underway incorporating 26 reverse circulation holes in four prospect areas, incorporating the Dalafuma Prospect, Dalafuma Northwest, Chui Prospect and Contact Zone.

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