African Gold Group, Inc.

African Gold Group, Inc.

August 31, 2010 09:01 ET

African Gold Group, Inc. Step-Out Hole RPA10-003 Intercepts 44 Meters of 2.11 g/t Au & 17 Meters of 1.65 g/t Au-New Gold Zone Opens Up Kobada South

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 31, 2010) - African Gold Group, Inc. ("AGG" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:AGG) is pleased to report the analytical results for six (6) Step-Out Reverse Circulation ("RC") drill holes from the Company's recently completed (first half) 2010 Kobada, Mali gold project.

Near Surface Drill Highlights From Kobada South Step-Out Holes Include:

RPA10-003:   44m @ 2.11 g/t Au, includes 3m @ 19.30 g/t Au (hole ended in mineralization)
RPA10-005:   37m @ 1.47 g/t Au, includes 5m @ 7.48 g/t Au (hole ended in mineralization)
RPA10-006:   26m @ 1.09 g/t Au, (hole ended in mineralization)

The assay results representing three (3) RC holes drilled on section 2800S are listed in Table 1 below:


Section Hole ID From

Hole objective
2800S RPA10-001 0 3 3 0.32   290 Test for southern extension
2800S RPA10-001 60 84 24 0.69 101    
2800S RPA10-002 20 23 3 1.57   290 Test for southern extension
2800S RPA10-002 66 95 29 0.67      
2800S RPA10-002 112 115 3 0.31 119    
2800S RPA10-003 0 17 17 1.65   290 Test for southern extension
2800S RPA10-003 31 75 44 2.11 75    
2800S including 35 38 3 19.30     Hole Ended In Mineralization

AGG is most encouraged by the assay results obtained from the three (3) step-out RC holes drilled on Section 2800S, more specifically:

  • These three step-out holes were collared approximately 200 meters south of the mineralized envelope that contains the Zone 1 NI-43101 resources estimate that was prepared by Watts, Griffis & McOuat and published on SEDAR by AGG in May, 2008 – hence the designation as a "step-out" hole.
  • RPA10-001 represents the most easterly located collar on the three (3) hole fence. All 3 holes are drilled at Azimuth 290° - or drilled in a westerly direction. As RPA10-001 is being drilled to the west it intercepts an ore grade halo of Au commencing at 60 meters thru 84 meters, down the hole, drilling west.
  • RPA10-002 is collared 50 meters to the west of RPA10-001 and it too is intercepting an ore grade halo and the intensity of this halo is increasing down hole, or as it is drilled to the west.
  • RPA10-003 is collared a further 50 meters to the west of RPA10-002 and as it drills to the west it intercepts excellent ore grade material from surface to the bottom of the hole – 75 meters - ending with a grade of 2.4 g/t Au in the final meter drilled.

To view Map – Section 2800S, please visit the following link:

The assay results representing three (3) RC holes drilled on section 2750S are listed in Table 2 below:


Section Hole ID From

Hole objective
2750S RPA10-004 14 18 4 0.60   290 Test for southern extension
2750S RPA10-004 44 47 3 0.31      
2750S RPA10-004 55 58 3 0.35      
2750S RPA10-004 71 74 3 0.68      
2750S RPA10-004 80 83 3 0.42      
2750S RPA10-004 89 92 3 0.34 105    
2750S RPA10-005 15 32 17 1.06   290 Test for southern extension
2750S RPA10-005 38 41 3 0.55      
2750S RPA10-005 50 53 3 0.53     Hole ended in mineralization
2750S RPA10-005 73 110 37 1.47 110    
2750S including 82 87 5 7.48      
2750S RPA10-006 2 17 15 0.37   290 Test for southern extension
2750S RPA10-006 35 53 18 1.18      
2750S RPA10-006 62 67 5 0.64     Hole ended in mineralization
2750S RPA10-006 76 102 26 1.09 102    
Notes 1) Holes drilled perpendicular to Zone 1 strike
  2) Step out holes to test for extension to the South
  3) Minimum intercept is 3m at 0.3 g/t or the product "Length X Grade" greater than 0.9 g.m/t
  4) Up to 5m of horizontal "waste" within mineralized intercept
  5) Sampling at 1-m interval
  6) Results are uncut with higher grade results reported as "includes"
  7) QA/QC program in place

AGG is equally encouraged by the assay results for the three (3) step-out RC holes that were drilled on Section 2750S. It should be noted that the collar(s) of RPA10-004, 005 & 006 were drilled 50 meters north of the collars for drill holes RPA10-001, 002 & 003, respectively, (on section 2800S).

AGG project geologists observe and report that the results for the three (3) step-out RC drill holes, that are being reported in Table 2 above, are emulating the results of the three (3) step-out RC drill holes reported in Table 1 above, more specifically:

  • RPA10-004 is the most easterly collared hole on section 2750S, collared 50 meters north of RPA10-001 and it is intercepting an ore grade halo of Au as it is being drilled to the west, similar to RPA10-001 on section 2800S.
  • RPA10-005 is collared 50 meters west of RPA10-004 and 50 meters north of RPA10-002 and the intensity of ore grade intercepts is increasing. This hole ends in mineralization at 110 meters down hole.
  • RPA10-006, collared 50 meters north of RPA10-003, is intercepting excellent ore grade material and it represents the most westerly collared hole on section 2750S. This hole ends in mineralization at 102 meters down hole.

To view Map – Section 2750S, please visit the following link:

AGG contends, "we have opened our Kobada gold project to the south and to the west. Further drilling will be required to define the extent of this new zone of economic gold mineralization. It is too early to state definitively whether we have discovered a new lens of economic gold mineralization or if we are in fact drilling the southern extension of Kobada Zone 1. Regardless, this new zone of economic gold mineralization is considerably outside of the current NI 43-101 resource model and we will absolutely be adding considerable tons and ounces of Au to this model, in due course," states AGG Senior Structural Geologist, Dr. Kevin Downing.

To view Map – AGG Drill Holes Plan Map Zone 1, please visit the following link:

Kobada North Step-Out Results

On March 24, 2010 AGG issued a press release that reported on 24 RC drill holes that were drilled by a distinct, arms length corporate entity. It should be noted that 13 of the 24 RC drill holes were step-out holes that were collared to test for the presence of economic gold mineralization, to the north of the Zone 1, NI 43-101 resources estimate that was published on SEDAR in May, 2008.

The highlight hole from this campaign was drilled on section 1100S the equivalent of a 450 meter step-out to the north where KBRC9-20 intercepted 8 meters @ 7.74 g/t Au and 21 meters @ 4.89 g/t Au. A link to the March 24, 2010 press release is provided for the readers review:

"We wish to emphasize that AGG's Kobada, Mali gold project represents a 216 sq km footprint contained within 3 contiguous concessions. As of this date, less than 10% of this footprint has been explored. We most recently reported on the results of our airborne survey that was flown over the entire Kobada footprint and that this exercise generated seven (7) structural targets. All seven (7) of the newly identified Target Areas exhibit geophysical characteristics that are similar to the mineralized structures contained within the Zone 1 deposit. All of the Target Areas are traversed by the favourable NNE and NE-SW mineralized faults. Six (6) of the Target Areas have coincident interpreted granitoid intrusions with evidence of hydrothermal alteration. All of the Target Areas have shown evidence of historical and/or current artisanal mining. We are most enthused about our prospects for developing this exciting gold project in Mali, West Africa," states AGG President, Michael A. Nikiforuk.

Under the guidelines of National Instrument 43-101, the qualified person for the Kobada Gold Project is Mr. Pierre Lalande, P. Geo. Mr. Lalande is a member of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario and has reviewed and approved the contents of this news release.

Sampling - QA/QC Program

RC cuttings are recovered at the bottom outlet of the RC rig cyclone into 50-kg capacity poly-weave bags to recover the cuttings from each 1 metre of drill penetration. Each one meter sample weighs an average of approximately 19 to 23 kg. Each sample is passed through a 3-tier Jones Riffler (1 to 8 split), the samples are riffled twice to obtain from 3 to 5 kg of cuttings which are put in a numbered sample bag. Each bag is sealed and dispatched to the ALS Chemex laboratory located in Burkina Faso. The remaining 14 to 18 kg of cuttings (field rejects) are stored in camp under tarps to protect the bags against the elements. 

Original samples are analyzed using Leachwell on 2 kg of pulp. Leachwell is a bottle roll cyanidation procedure with the addition of a catalyst to speed up gold dissolution. A QA/QC program is in place and includes: blank (1 in 20 samples), duplicates (1 in 20), standards (1 in 20), external lab checks (1 in 30) and two different analytical procedures check (1 in 100).

African Gold Group, Inc., based in Toronto, Canada, is engaged in the identification, acquisition and exploration of prospective gold projects that are situated along significant gold trends within West Africa. To date, the Company controls a total of twelve gold concessions that are consolidated in five distinct standalone exploration projects, of which three projects are located in Ghana and the remaining two are located in Mali, West Africa.

Additional Information is available on the Company's website at and on and through the Company's offices at: BCE Place, Canada Trust Tower, 27th Floor, 161 Bay Street, Toronto, Canada M5J 2S1.

On Behalf of the Board:

Michael A. J. Nikiforuk, President, Director

The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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