Sumatra Gold Updates Sontang Project
ASX-listed mining company Sumatra Copper & Gold Plc has given an update on the progress of its exploration activities in the Sontang project, which is located some 160 km north of Padang. The exploration indicates a “significant copper-arsenic soil anomally,” and “large gold anomaly,” the company said.
It said recent activity at Sontang during January and February 2010 has focused on tracing mineralization from Sontang East north-westwards to the Sontang Central and Sontang West prospects with a program of ridge and spur soil sampling at 25 meters intervals. The geochemistry has also been undertaken in conjunction with surface mapping.
“Results from ridge and spur soil sampling have outlined a significant copper-arsenic soil anomaly, marked above +100 ppm Cu (maximum 420 ppm Cu) and 140 ppm As (maximum 4,020 ppm As), that is at least 400 meters by 100 meters in size at Sontang West,” the company said.
It said work at Sontang is continuing with further soil sampling, mapping and sampling of exposures. The company hopes that the drilling on the massive ‘sulphide’ bodies already identified before the fourth quarter of 2010.
“We are very excited by the new results form Sontang,” said Managing Director of Sumatra Gold & Copper, Joceln Waller. “The discovery of further mantos, plus the large gold anomaly and results from the jasperoidal veining together with the new copper-arsenic target indicate that this is a much larger and more complex system than previously thought.” (Roffie Kurniawan)