Solomon Gold PLC (>> Solomon Gold plc), said Monday that Newmont has advised that MBT008, the first diamond drill hole for 2012, at the Hambusimaloso Prospect, is now at a depth of 400 meters, and subject to geological evaluation, is expected to be drilled to 700 meters.
-The drill hole is targeting highly copper anomalous results from trenching, including 80 meters at 1.76% copper, and 30 meters at 0.88% copper, within a coincident 600 meter diameter copper-molybdenum-bismuth soil geochemical anomalous zone. If success is delivered in hole MBT008 a second hole will be completed.
-Exploration at the Sutakiki Project is also underway.
-Guadalcanal Joint Venture or GJV is a joint venture between NVL Solomon Islands Ltd a subsidiary of Newmont Mining Corporation (NEM) and Solomon Gold PLC. Newmont is funding the exploration activities and is earning a 70% position in the GJV.
-By Razak Musah Baba, Dow Jones Newswires; 44-20-7842-9275; [email protected]