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Augur Resources hits 120m at 0.96g/t gold and 0.21% copper at Wonogiri in Central Java

Augur Resources (ASX: AUK) continues to intersect broad zones of mineralisation in Central Java from diamond drilling, with the latest intersection further extending the strike to the north at the Wonogiri project.

The broad highlight from the Randu Kuning prospect was 120.0 metres at 0.96 grams per tonne (g/t) gold and 0.21% copper from 69 metres.

Further down the hole Augur intersected 26.0 metres at 0.43g/t gold from 205 metres.

Augur will now further drill test the northern extensions of the mineralisation.

Adding some significance to today's copper gold hit is that the hole is positioned just 55 metres from another hole which has previously announced multiple gold zones such as 28.0 metres at 0.64g/t gold and 0.17% copper from 80 metres, and 65.0 metres at 0.59g/t gold and 0.14% copper from 111 metres.

The current drilling program includes two rigs in operation at Randu Kuning, which is focused on the northern portion of the deposit - testing down dip and extensions.

Newmont deposit nearby

Data from local geology and recent drilling indicates that the mineralisation at Randu Kuning is related to a near vertical gold copper porphyry within a large eroded volcanic centre.

Adding some spice to the potential of the area, a number of significant porphyry deposits (+/‐ associated epithermal mineralisation) sit along this zone.

These include Newmont Mining Corporation’s (ASX: NCM) operation at Batu Hijau of 914 million tonnes at 0.53% copper and 0.40% gold, indicating similarities to Randu Kuning.