Pelangio Exploration Inc.

Pelangio Exploration Inc.

January 25, 2010 08:00 ET

Pelangio Exploration Reports Initial Drill Results From the Obuasi Property

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 25, 2010) - Pelangio Exploration Inc. (TSX VENTURE:PX) ("Pelangio" or the "Company") is pleased to announce assay results from the first phase of its diamond drill program on its property near Obuasi, Ghana (the "Obuasi Property"). The Company has received assay results from the first 4,205 metres (12 holes) of its ongoing first phase diamond drill program on the Obuasi Property, the best result of which was an intercept of 2.00 g/t over 7.00 metres on the Tikal prospect. The drilling tested the Tikal, Mount Kate, Boundary and Schoolhouse West prospects see map (image 1) illustrating the location of these prospects.

"The initial results from Tikal are promising and the zone of alteration and quartz veining in PG09-TK-01 certainly warrants further drilling," stated Warren Bates, Senior Vice President Exploration of Pelangio. "On the Mount Kate prospect, we successfully intersected the Cote D'Or structure in drill hole PG09-MK-03, which contained intervals of anomalous gold values. This structure is an important marker for mineralization at the Obuasi Mine. The drill program is still in its early stages, so identifying the position and orientation of the Cote D'Or structure will aid our drilling program going forward." 


Hole PG09-TK-01 encountered a 0.8 metre white pyritic quartz vein containing a fleck of visible gold (see Image 2) surrounded by approximately 6.0 metres of strong alteration at 108 to 115 metres depth (see image 3). Hole PG09-TK-03 appears to have hit the periphery of this zone of alteration at a depth of 186 metres. Please follow the links to access a section (see image 4) and plan (see image 5) views of the drilling.

Mount Kate

The drilling at Mount Kate encountered multiple zones of strong alteration and quartz veining. In both PG09-MK-01 and PG09-MK-03, sulfide mineralized veins of 5.0 and 8.0 metres, respectively, were encountered, surrounded by strong carbonate-pyrite altered graphitic shale's. Please follow the link to access a section view of the drilling (see image 6). The Company has planned a further eight holes for the Mount Kate prospect, which will be completed during the first phase of the drill program.

Including the results announced today, Pelangio has now completed 16 holes totaling 5,296 metres of its 30,000+ metre drill program on the Obuasi Property. Follow-up drilling during the ongoing 12,000 metre first phase of the program will test the north and south down-strike extensions of both the Tikal and Mount Kate prospects. Additionally, drilling will be completed on the East Copper, Big Vein, NT1 and Kusa prospects during the next two months.

The following table summarizes assay results from the first 12 holes of the program:

Area BHID From (m) To (m) Width (m)1 Average Au (g/t)   Comments Hole Length
Tikal PG09-TK-01 108 115 7.0 2.00 Zone of quartz veins and sulfide 232
Tikal2 PG09-TK-03 186 187 1.0 1.18 87 m beneath
PG09-  TK-01
Mount Kate PG09-MK-01 NSR NSR   NSR   473
Mount Kate PG09-MK-02 216 222 6.0 0.38 Anomalous quartz vein interval 341
Mount Kate PG09-MK-03 398 399 1.0 1.06 Anomalous quartz vein interval 602
Schoolhouse West PG09-ASW-01 200 201 1.0 1.30 Anomalous quartz vein interval 257
Schoolhouse West PG09-ASW-02 NSR NSR   NSR   350
Schoolhouse West PG09-ASW-03 NSR NSR   NSR   257
Boundary PG09-BD-01 NSR NSR   NSR   276
Boundary PG09-BD-02 NSR NSR   NSR   268
Boundary PG09-BD-03 NSR NSR   NSR   316
Boundary PG09-BD-04 438 441 3.0 0.25 Anomalous quartz vein interval 520

1 Intervals are core length. True width is unknown at this time.
2 Drill hole PG09-TK-03 was drilled prior to PG-09-TK-02, assays on which are pending.

Quality Assurance/Quality Control and Qualified Person

The drill holes reported in this press release were drilled using HQ (63.5 mm) and NQ (47.6 mm) sized diamond drill bits. Company security is provided at the drill site. Contractors working for Pelangio conducted all logging and sampling. The core was logged, marked up for sampling using standard lengths of one metre, then split into equal halves using a diamond saw. One half of the core was left in the original core box and stored in a secure location at the Pelangio compound in Brofoyedru, Ghana. The other half was sampled, placed into sealed bags and stored at the site until it was shipped to ALS Chemex in Kumasi, Ghana. The core was dried and crushed by ALS Chemex and a 150-gram pulp was prepared from the coarse crushed material. ALS Chemex conducted routine gold analysis using a 50-gram charge and fire assaying with atomic absorption finish. Samples in drill hole PG09-TK-01 were analyzed with metallic screen procedures at ALS Chemex Kumasi. Quality control procedures included the systematic insertion of blanks, duplicates and sample standards into the sample stream at the rate of one per every 20 samples. In addition, ALS Chemex inserted one preparation blank and certified reference material for every 20 samples and one duplicate analysis every 20 samples.

The exploration program at the Obuasi Property is overseen by Warren Bates, P. Geo. (Ont.), and managed by Mr. Chris Pegg, P. Geo. (Sask.), each of whom is a Qualified Person within the meaning of National Instrument 43-101. Mr. Bates and Mr. Pegg have verified and approved the data disclosed in this release, including the sampling, analytical and test data underlying the information.

About Pelangio

Pelangio is a gold exploration company active in two of the top-ranked mining jurisdictions in the world, Canada and Ghana. The Company's primary goal is to discover Obuasi Mine-style gold ore shoots on its 290 km2 property located on strike and adjacent to AngloGold Ashanti's Obuasi Mine, which has produced 30 M oz of gold since 1897 and holds current reserves and resources of 37 M oz (9.7 M oz reserve in a global resource comprising: 24.5 M oz measured and indicated; 12.5 M oz inferred – as further described in AngloGold Ashanti's Mineral Resource and Ore Reserve Report 2008).

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Contact Information

  • Pelangio Exploration Inc.
    Ingrid Hibbard
    President & CEO
    Pelangio Exploration Inc.
    Warren Bates
    Senior Vice President Exploration
    905-875-3828 or Toll Free: 1-877-746-1632