Alio Gold intersects 2.03 g/t au over 48.2 metres at Ana Paula
Thursday, Apr 05, 2018
Alio Gold Inc is pleased to provide the results of the second and third drill hole from its surface drill program at its 100% owned Ana Paula project in Guerrero, Mexico. The 3,800 metre surface diamond drill program was initiated in January 2018 and consists of six drill holes of 600 to 700 metres each targeting the complex breccia extension below the proposed open-pit.

Both the second hole (AP-18-284) and third hole (AP-18-285) returned positive results from the near surface hydrothermal breccia south of the proposed pit and on the southern edge of the alteration halo. Both holes also intersected the complex breccia below the proposed pit.

Highlights include:

  • Hole AP-18-284: 
    • Hydrothermal breccia south of the proposed pit: 0.94 g/t gold over 44.2m (from 62.0m to 106.2m)
    • Complex breccia below the proposed pit: 1.91 g/t gold over 40.9m (from 456.2m to 497.1m)
  • Hole AP-18-285:
    • Hydrothermal breccia south of the proposed pit: 0.90 g/t gold over 32.4m (from 17.1m to 49.5m)
    • Complex breccia below the proposed pit: 2.03 g/t gold over 48.2m (from 497.7m to 545.9m)
“The results from the surface drilling continue to be extremely encouraging.  Firstly, they continue to confirm and provide further detail on the extent and continuity of the complex breccia mineralization below the proposed pit,” said Greg McCunn, Chief Executive Officer. “In addition, the hydrothermal breccia structure that lies south of the proposed pit continues to show mineralization over wide intersections near surface and may turn out to be a second mineralized breccia pipe altogether.  We are looking forward to seeing the results from the next three drill holes to see how this develops.”

The Company has initiated an extensive exploration program at Ana Paula which includes in addition to the surface drill program:

  • Exploration drilling from an underground decline targeting an extension to the high-grade breccia below the proposed open pit and a skarn target below the breccia (decline construction commenced with drilling expected in Q3 2018);
  • Surface drilling to test a high priority target that is 100 metres north of the proposed open pit (drilling to commence following the completion of the surface drill program in Q1 2018); and
  • Regional exploration work on the 56,000 hectare land package including an airborne magnetic survey targeting further breccia or skarn targets (ongoing in 2018).
The current program from surface continues to advance with 3,102 metres of the proposed 3,800 metres program drilled to date.  The fourth and fifth hole have been completed and the last hole in the program is underway.

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