New results from vertical sampling at Trench 7 include: 1.8 metres at 55.9g/t gold at surface, including 0.9 metres at 110.9g/t gold.
This follows on from the discovery earlier in the week of 2.6 metres at 28.6g/t gold from trenching.
Additional new results from Trench 13, 100 metres southwest of Trench 7, from vertical sampling of a colluvium boulder of 1.2 metres at 17.2g/t gold from 1.2 metre vertical depth, including 0.6 metres at 31.2g/t gold.
Jon Dugdale, managing director, commented: "These additional high-grade gold results indicate that the exceptionally high grades in bedrock are also dispersed into the overlying colluvium rubble, from right at surface.
"The company will continue to rigorously sample the colluvium layer that may be wide spread down slope of the lodes and represent an additional, at surface, mineral resource target in conjunction with the primary target of the high-grade bedrock lode occurrences."
Other results along strike from both Trench 7 and Trench 13 indicate a continuous layer of mineralised colluvium rubble that remains open along strike and down slope in both locations.
Further test pitting sampling is in progress at South West Breccia, immediately to the southwest of the Indicated and Inferred Resource of 194,000 tonnes at 7.2g/t gold, where a a previous, horizontal, Trenching result of 14.5 metres at 24.5g/t gold was produced.
The peak new vertical test pit result at South West Breccia of 1.1 metres at 7.46g/t gold, including 0.6 metres at 12.4g/t gold was from Test Pit 3, close to the centre of the previous Trench.
Additional Trenching is in progress at this location.
The Lobo Prospect
Red Mountain has conducted trench channel sampling and drilling at the Lobo Prospect and has intersected high-grade epithermal gold mineralisation in five areas on the Lobo Mineral Production Sharing Agreement - which is the Philippines equivalent to a Mining Lease.
The areas are known as South West Breccia, Pica, Japanese Tunnel, West Drift and Ulupong.
Exploration Targets have been defined for the Japanese Tunnel and Pica prospects and a continuous program of soil sampling, mapping and surface trenching continues.
The company is aiming to define targets for drilling to add additional high-grade Resources on the Lobo Prospect.
Resources have been defined for the South West Breccia shoot, with an Indicated and Inferred Resources of 194,000 tonnes at 7.2g/t gold for 45,000 ounces.
This includes an Indicated Resource of 178,000 tonnes at 7.4g/t gold for 42,000 ounces and an Inferred Resource of 16,000 tonnes at 5.3g/t gold for 3,000 ounces.
Exploration will continue at speed, with Red Mountain to follow-up the trenching with drilling - which will target high-grade gold resources.
Key catalysts in the near term include:
- Metallurgical results in around a fortnight.
- Scoping Study by the end of January 2014.
Clearly, Batangas is shaping up as a potentially large system which further work will seek to unlock.
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