Asante Gold Corporation

Asante Gold Corporation

December 07, 2015 09:00 ET

Asante Gold Discovers Gold Mineralization at Betanase Kubi-Obuasi Area, Ghana


Asante Gold Corporation (CSE:ASE) (FRANKFURT:1A9) (the "Company") announces that a significant gold mineralized system has been discovered on it's Betanase option, Ghana.

Assay results have been received for 256 samples taken from the Phase 1 - 562 metre drill program. Four diamond drill holes were completed on three sections each separated by ~250 metres and drilled to test a 750 metre long NNE-trending gold in soil geochemical target.

Six intervals gave anomalous gold values greater than 1.0 g/t Au, with the best intersection in hole BET15-003 which assayed 3.14 g/t gold over 4.0 metres. The mineralization is associated with cross cutting pyritic quartz stringers, and disseminated and local bedded and stringer pyrite in altered Tarkwaian quartzites.

These initial results are considered encouraging given that significant grades and widths of gold mineralization, associated with widespread albite alteration, have been intersected in what may be a large mineralized system - the extensive alluvial workings located just to the west of the drilled area extend upstream an additional 2 km to the north.

The best gold intersections are spatially related to high Induced Polarization (IP) chargeability anomalies that were previously outlined by the Company. Subject to financing, a follow up Phase 2 drill program will target extensive high IP areas along strike to the northeast and southwest. A map showing the drill collars on the IP geophysical results is available at: .

Betanase, under option from Perseus Mining (Ghana) Limited, adjoins to the south of the AngloGold Ashanti/Randgold Resources Obuasi mining lease. A photo journal from the drill program and selected core photographs are available at .

"Douglas R. MacQuarrie"

President and CEO

Significant assays >=0.5 g/t Au are noted in the table below:

Drill Hole From (metres) To (metres) Intercept (metres) Estimated True Width (metres) Wt. Average
g/t Au, uncut
BET15-001 15.0 16.0 1.0 NA 0.55
43.6 45.0 1.4 NA 0.54
50.0 51.0 1.0 NA 0.82
110.0 112.0 2.0 NA 1.93
132.0 134.0 2.0 NA 0.84
BET15-002 4.5 12.0 7.5 NA 1.14
90.0 92.0 2.0 NA 0.65
100.0 102.0 2.0 NA 2.25
118.0 120.0 2.0 NA 0.76
BET15-003 9.0 10.5 1.5 NA 1.2
41.0 45.0 4.0 NA 3.14
BET15-004 30.0 34.0 4.0 NA 0.83

Table One: Significant Drill Hole Assay Results

Drill Hole WGS84E WGS84N Grid E Grid N Dip (deg) Azimuth (deg) Length (m)
BET15-001 646450E 663078N 4925E 4350N -45 112 180
BET15-002 646520E 663057N 5012E 4350N -60 292 148
BET15-003 646538E 663337N 4915E 4620N -45 112 99
BET15-004 646599E 663592N 4902E 4900N -45 112 135

Table Two: Drill Collar data

Scientific and technical information contained in this news release has been reviewed and approved by Douglas R. MacQuarrie, P.Geo. (B.C.) Geology & Geophysics, the President and CEO of the Company, who is a "qualified person" under NI 43-101. Field work, core logging and sampling was supervised by Donald G. Allen, MASc. P.Eng. (B.C.). HQ and NQ core was logged, sawn and sampled (1 to 2 metre composites) at our core logging facility in Dunkwa, with half core samples sent to ALS Ghana Limited laboratory in Kumasi, and analyzed for gold by fire assay-AA on a 50 gram sample charge. Laboratory QC consisted of inserting both blanks and standards into the sample stream and multiple re-assays of selected anomalous samples. Results from the QC program suggest that the reported results are accurate. Intercept lengths reported are core lengths, as true widths cannot be accurately determined at this stage in the exploration.

About Asante Gold Corporation

Asante Gold Corporation (CSE:ASE/FRANKFURT:1A9) is continuing to assess the Kubi Gold Mine Option as a potential underground, toll milling operation; exploring the Betanase concession optioned from Perseus Mining (Ghana) Limited and its 100% owned Fahiakoba concession, all located near the centre of Ghana's Golden Triangle.

Additional information is available on our web site at:

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