Location: DRC | Resource: Gold
Ortac Resources, a subsidiary of Casa Mining, announced that it will start additional work on the Akyanga licence area in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). According to Nick von Schirnding, chairperson of Ortac, the additional programmes will incorporate parallel extensions to the project, as part of the existing drill programme. This follows the completion of a review of previous exploration activity at the deposit, which identified significant additional intersected gold mineralisation at Akyanga East.
Von Schirnding adds that another five target areas are also currently under review. “The review of previous exploration identified a number of targets where gold mineralisation have been intersected via drilling or trenching,” says Von Schirnding.
“Akyanga East is one of the most exciting of these targets and, with significant gold mineralisation already identified, we will immediately start a new trenching programme to determine the extent of the gold mineralisation. I expect that as we continue to review the data, further mineralisation will be defined, confirming the view that the Akyanga deposit sits central to what could end up being a 55km-long, multimillion-ounce gold belt as we work towards our target of securing in excess of a two-million-ounce gold resource at Akyanga,” says Von Schirnding.