The new zone, which was identified in a bulldozer cut while clearing a drill pad, consists of quartz veining within a halo of strongly altered sandstone containing quartz, goethite, sericite and manganese oxides.
This is typical of the high-grade mineralisation seen elsewhere within the Aucu Gold Deposit.
Channel sampling of this zone has identified: 3 metres at 24.8 g/t gold; and 4 metres at 6.5 g/t gold on the two road cuttings.
In addition, a rock chip sample of the same structure taken at the top of the hill had a grade of 23 g/t gold.
The Eastern Gold Zone now consists of four sub-parallel shear zones all containing significant gold mineralisation that will be tested via drilling over a strike length of 150 metres.
Once drilling has confirmed the orientation of the structures, further drilling will be conducted to convert the gold mineralisation into a JORC compliant resource.
Aucu currently hosts an Inferred JORC Resource of 1.8 mln tonnes at 5.2 g/t gold for 302,000 ounces.