VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - July 30, 2012) - Handeni Gold Inc. (the "Company" or "Handeni Gold") (OTCQB:HNDI) is pleased to provide an update on the exploration activities on its 800 km2 Handeni property in the United Republic of Tanzania.
The Company's focus is currently on upgrading its identified targets on the four prospecting licenses (each a "PL") areas (Fig. 1) to drill target status. To this effect primary focus is currently on the 200km2 covered by PL6743 even though exploration is continuing on the Company's other PLs.
A total of 5050 soil samples (including blanks and standards) from targets in PL6743 are currently being analysed by XRF (hand-held X-Ray fluorescence) and prepared for submission to assay laboratories. In collaboration with the Tanzanian Geological Survey a soil sampling program is currently being undertaken on Target 6 (Green square Fig. 1).
The results of the soil sampling program on Target 5 received to date are highly encouraging, with gold in soil values of up to 200 ppb encountered. Au (gold) assay results received for 2331 samples are plotted on Fig. 2. The geochemical target coincides with a magnetic and electro-magnetic geophysical anomaly on surface over an area of approximately 1.8 km (N-S) by 900 m (E-W). The anomalous gold zone apparently dips East to Southeast as part of a large fold structure. High Au values coincide with topographic highs. The evaluation of this target will be continued by pitting, trenching and ground IP (Induced Polarization).
The evaluation of the "alluvial" gold potential is now progressing rapidly. The drilling of 3 successful RC (reverse Circulation) holes for water solved the constant water shortage problem and the wells are now providing the washing and separation operations with a sustainable 15 000l/h from two of the holes currently being utilized. This water also secured a water source for future drilling operations on our PLs. Approximately 32% of a pitting, trenching and separation exercise on the area targeted for the evaluation of a potential "alluvial" gold operation is currently completed.
Other exploration related activities currently under way on the Company's Handeni PLs include:
- Identification of potential alluvial mining areas other than those currently known and being evaluated by utilizing remote sensing activities;
- Detailed geophysical interpretation of already collected geophysical data;
- A petrological, geochemical and mineralogical investigation of the Kwandege drill core to understand the style of gold mineralization at this locality; and
- XRF (hand held) analyses of soil samples taken to produce an algorithm to relate Au anomalies to soil geochemistry. The aim is to reduce assay cost as well as to characterize the two main styles of mineralization identified on the HNDI properties.
"Handeni Gold is currently doing what we believe an exploration company should be doing under the current market conditions: exploration." said Dr. Reyno Scheepers : President and CEO of Handeni Gold. "We are in the fortunate position that results from our exploration efforts are adding value to our projects as planned" he added.
About Handeni Gold Inc.
The Company is an emerging mineral exploration company focused on exploring and developing mining opportunities in Tanzania. For more information, go to www.handenigold.com.
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