Vancouver – A high-grade copper zone at Debarwa South and the northern extension of the Debarwa Main zone have been intersected by Sunridge Gold’s (SGC-V) latest drill program at Asmara in Eritrea. The drill program has been stepped up with three rigs now turning around the clock.
The project is located near the city limits of Asmara and is about 150 km west of Nevsun’s project in the tiny east African country of Eritrea.
The high-grade copper supergene zone intersected in the Debarwa South zone in DEBR-013 graded 8.62% copper, 1.93 grams gold and 36.2 grams silver per tonne over the final 2 metres of the hole. The hole had to be abandoned at 52 metre depth after hitting excessive water. The Debarwa South zone is about 1 km south of the Main zone.
Reverse circulation hole DEBR-008 intersected 25 metres averaging 10.51% copper with 2.08 g/t gold and 54.41 g/t silver. This hole tested the northern extension of the Debarwa Main zone. The supergene zone continues between Sub-Sahara’s DEBD-005 some 40 metres to the south and drill hole DEBR-001 some 90 metres to the north. These holes intersected 13.5% copper over 21 metres and 11.22% copper over 8 metres, respectively.
Results from the next seven holes are pending.