Project: Juazohn Shear Zone
|Juazohn Shear Zone
with licence areas
|Jababli trench locations
and gold in soil anomalies
The licence covers 443km² and was awarded to Deveton Mining Company (“Deveton”) in November 2005. Hummingbird owns 80% of Deveton. The Juazohn Shear Zone separates younger Proterozoic metasediments and metavolcanics on the west from Archaean gneisses on the east.
Hummingbird is targeting BIF hosted gold deposits across the Zia licence. A large amount of exploration, including stream sediment sampling, soil sampling, trenching and auger drilling, has occurred across this licence during the four years that Hummingbird has owned it, culminating in a scout drill programme in late 2010.
1,950m of scout core drilling was complete at the end of 2010. While the results to date did not show intersections of obvious economic grades, a large number of pyritic mineralised zones were intersected, with gold values up to 1.7 g/t. In fact, the mineralised zones are characterised by strong silver and bismuth haloes, and further scout drilling is planned, once the status of the licences is ﬁnalised (Zia and the adjacent licences are the subject of an MDA application).
The licence covers 257kkm² and was awarded to Geotess International Corporation in 2004, which was then transferred to Afro Minerals Inc (“Afro”) in 2007. Hummingbird owns 80% of Afro. The licence adjoins the Zia licence in the Juazohn Shear Zone and covers the continuation of the northeast trending BIF ridge, along which numerous artisanal gold workings are located.
The licence covers 400km² and was awarded to Deveton in October 2009. Hummingbird owns 80% of Deveton.
Earlier stream sediment sampling work established exciting gold targets associated with amphibolite ridges of likely Archaean age. Follow-up soil sampling deﬁned coincident gold/arsenic anomalies along a 9km ridge with abundant artisanal workings in streams draining off it. A major trenching programme has recently started within the Jababli licence.
The licence covers 1,000km² and was awarded to Hummingbird in April 2010. Hummingbird owns 100% of this licence.
A total of over 1,000 stream sediment samples have been taken over the past three months over this licence. Results are awaited.