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Morning News Bites – September 24

Morning News Bites for September 24. Westpac settles AUSTRAC case for $1.3b, a new breakthrough could lead to a common drug delaying dementia and Cleanaway CEO loses $2.3m grant. 

More high‐grade gold results from the Abujar‐Gludehi deposit for West African gold explorer and developer Tietto Minerals Limited, part of its 2.2Moz Abujar Gold Project in Côte d’Ivoire, West Africa. The latest results, including diamond hole at Abujar-Gludehi contain highlights of, 21m @ 7.34 g/t Au from 173m including 4m @ 35.08 g/t Au (which includes 1m @ 134.48 g/t Au), 7m @2.36 g/t Au from 208m. Tietto is on track to release an updated resource estimate for Abujar in mid‐October following completion of more than 61,000m of drilling. Tietto Managing Director, Dr Caigen Wang, said: “This is a good result from Section line 25B that further confirms the potential of our high‐grade AG deposit where we expect to be able to develop an open‐pitable resource. We will soon receive all the assays from over 61,000m of diamond drilling at Abujar to add to our resource update, which remains on track for release in mid‐October.”

Apollo Consolidated Limited provided a further update on recent resource definition and exploration activities at its Lake Rebecca Gold Project located 150km east of Kalgoorlie in the West Australian Goldfields. Infill and step-out drilling at the Duke deposit further defines further significant widths of gold mineralisation, with highlights including: 36m @ 1.89/t Au, 41m @ 1.16g/t Au, 21m @ 1.36g/t Au in and 17m @ 1.34g/t Au. These results confirm confidence around the existing 80,000oz Inferred Mineral Resource estimation for the Duke deposit, which remains open at depth and to the east.

Castillo Copper Limited confirmed that 24 assayed rock chips, taken from excavated ore and unexplored areas across the Big One Deposit, show a high-grade copper mineralisation. The assays for 24 rock chip samples showed high copper percentages across the board with the best three including 33.2% Cu, 32.1% Cu, and 26.6% Cu. Furthermore, the assays verified gold occurrences that may provide credits in the event of future mining operations. The teams from CCZ and Depco Drilling are targeting drilling work to commence by 12 October 2020. Castillo Copper’s UK Director Ged Hall commented saying, “The new assays from the Big One Deposit are a great validation of the high-grade ore seen at this exciting project. It gives the team tremendous confidence to see these results spread across the tenure and including target areas that will be drilled soon.”

Assay results for 18 reverse circulation drill holes from the recent infill program at Break of Day for Musgrave Minerals. Drilling has confirmed a number of near surface extensions to the gold mineralisation at Break of Day on the Twilight and Velvet gold lodes. This includes highlights of, 3m @ 40.0g/t Au from 83m, 9m @ 3.1g/t Au from 30m and 3m @ 20.8g/t Au from 79m. The intent of the program was to identify shallow extensions to the existing gold lodes and improve the confidence in the geological model. Managing Director Rob Waugh said, “These are encouraging results and confirm the near surface gold potential on the Twilight and Velvet gold lodes. The identification of high-grade results outside the existing Twilight and Velvet geological model increases the upside potential and the possibility of additional, previously unidentified lodes being discovered.”

Rumble Resources Ltd announced that a multiphase systematic exploration campaign has delineated 45 priority Cu-Au-Zn-Pb-Ag-V targets at the Braeside Project, located 129km east of Marble Bar in the East Pilbara Region of Western Australia. The multi-rig drill programme which will consist of reverse circulation (RC) and diamond drilling (co-funded by EIS), testing a range of these high priority targets. RC drilling will focus on near surface targets, and the diamond drilling will focus on deeper targets, to which will also assist with a better geological understanding of the system.

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