Pelangio Exploration Inc.
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Pelangio Exploration Inc.

November 21, 2011 08:00 ET

Pelangio Exploration Intersects 1.12 g/t Gold Over 82 Metres at Pokukrom East Zone on the Manfo Property

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 21, 2011) - Pelangio Exploration Inc. (TSX VENTURE:PX)(OTCBB:PGXPF) ("Pelangio" or the "Company") is pleased to announce results from nine additional diamond drill holes totaling 2,058 metres on the Manfo Property in Ghana. Highlights of the results reported today include:

Pokukrom East Gold Zone

  • 1.35 grams per tonne (g/t) gold over 26 metres in SPDD-178 from 170 metres down-hole, including 2.51 g/t gold over 11 metres;
  • 1.12 g/t gold over 82 metres in SPDD-179 from 171 metres down-hole, including 3.12 g/t gold over 14 metres;
  • 1.20 g/t gold over 55 metres in SPDD-180 from 229 metres down-hole, including 2.50 g/t gold over 14 metres;
  • 1.17 g/t gold over 62 metres in SPDD-186 from 190 metres down-hole, including 2.61 g/t gold over 22 metres.

"The Pokukrom East zone continues to grow on strike and at depth, and we are starting to see broader widths as we drill the northern part of the zone," stated Warren Bates, Senior Vice President Exploration. "We have now confirmed the presence of significant mineralization at the 200+ metre level along 450 metres of strike length with some of the best bulk tonnage grades that we have hit on the project in holes SPDD-179, -180 and -186 in the northern end of the zone. The zone remains open along strike and at depth."

Geological Setting

The following table summarizes significant assay results reported herein:

Area DHID From
Core Length
Hole Length
Pokukrom East SPDD-178 170 196 26 1.35 254
including 170 181 11 2.51
SPDD-179 171 253 82 1.12 291
including 217 231 14 3.12
SPDD-180 229 284 55 1.20 351
including 237 251 14 2.50
SPDD-186 190 252 62 1.17 256
including 210 232 22 2.61
1 Intervals are core length. Unless otherwise indicated, a cut-off grade of 0.2 g/t gold was used in calculating intervals with allowance for up to five metres of internal dilution.

The Pokukrom East geochemical anomaly is approximately 1,200 metres in length. To date, Pelangio has confirmed a gold zone at Pokukrom East measuring 850 metres in strike that is open along strike and at depth. Gold mineralization is generally associated with a sericite-pyrite altered metagranitoid hosted shear, with higher grade zones of quartz-pyrite veining. Lower grade mineralization occurs in hematite altered metagranitoid, which is a peripheral alteration to the sericite hosted mineralization. The results announced today from Pokukrom East are step-back or infill holes on or between previously drilled sections.

To view a plan view of drilling at Pokukrom East to date, see:

SPDD-175, -177 and -179 were drilled on section 49700, which had not previously been drilled. SPDD-175 and -177 intersected multiple zones and broad widths of lower grade material, including 0.52 g/t gold over 49 metres and 0.61 g/t gold over 40 metres in each hole, respectively. SPDD-179, which was drilled behind -177 from the same collar, intersected 1.12 g/t gold over 81 metres, including 3.12 g/t gold over 14 metres. The latter higher grade zone in SPDD-179 is interpreted to confirm the higher grade footwall zone of mineralization identified on neighbouring sections.

SPDD-186 was drilled on section 49750 behind previously reported SPDD-115 from the same collar. The hole encountered significantly stronger mineralization than holes previously drilled on the section, as well as multiple zones, including 0.94 g/t gold over 17 metres from 150 metres depth, a one metre interval of 29.5 g/t gold at 175 metres depth, and 1.17 g/t gold over 62 metres from 190 metres, including 2.61 g/t gold over 22 metres.

SPDD-174, -176, -178 and -180 were drilled on section 49900, which had not been previously drilled. SPDD-174 and -176 were drilled from the same collar to test what is interpreted to be a northeasterly splay of the main Pokukrom East zone, which was identified in previously reported SPDD-125, 1.00 g/t gold over 22 metres. SPDD-176 intersected 0.68 g/t gold over 40 metres, including 1.06 g/t gold over 17 metres. SPDD-178 and -180 were drilled from the same collar to test the main Pokukrom East zone. Both holes encountered multiple zones of gold mineralization, with SPDD-178 intersecting 1.68 g/t gold over 12 metres from 22 metres depth, 1.35 g/t gold over 26 metres from 170 metres depth (including 2.51 g/t gold over 11 metres) and 1.53 g/t gold over 7 metres from 243 metres depth; and SPDD-180 intersecting 0.82 g/t gold over 17 metres from 41 metres depth, 0.72 g/t gold over 38 metres from 99 metres depth, 0.88 g/t gold over 13 metres from 184 metres depth and 1.20 g/t gold over 55 metres from 229 metres depth, including 2.50 g/t gold over 14 metres from 237 metres depth.

Cross sections illustrating the Pokukrom East drill holes and intersections discussed above are available at

SPDD-173 was drilled in the southeast area of the Manfo Property on the Sempekrom concession to test a target identified by induced polarization surveying. The hole did not return significant gold mineralization.

Drilling Progress and Exploration Outlook

Including the nine holes totaling 2,058 metres reported today, Pelangio has completed 111 drill holes totaling 22,195 metres (including three holes abandoned for 240 metres) in its second phase program on the Manfo Property, of which 87 drill holes have been reported. Further assay results will be released in due course.

Pelangio's exploration focus on the Manfo Property is to identify near-surface, drill ready targets through geochemical sampling and to test and extend such targets with drilling and geophysical surveying. The Company's aim during 2011 is to discover and delineate as many gold mineralized zones on the Manfo Property as possible.

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 divided 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 Tepa, Ghana. The other half was sampled, placed into sealed bags and securely stored at the site until it was shipped to the ALS Chemex laboratory 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. 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 a certified reference sample in for every 20 samples, and ran one duplicate analysis every 20 samples.

The exploration program at the Manfo Property is overseen by Warren Bates, P. Geo. (Ontario), a Qualified Person within the meaning of National Instrument 43-101. Mr. Bates has verified and approved the data disclosed in this release, including the sampling, analytical and test data underlying the information.

About Pelangio

Pelangio successfully acquires and explores camp-sized land packages in world-class gold belts, while using innovative corporate restructuring to maximize shareholder value. The Company primarily operates in Ghana, West Africa, an English-speaking, common law jurisdiction that is consistently ranked amongst the most favourable mining jurisdictions in Africa. Drilling is currently underway on two 100%-owned camp-sized properties: the company-making 100 km2 Manfo Property, the site of four recent near-surface, high grade and bulk tonnage, gold discoveries, and the potentially game-changing 290 km2 Obuasi Property, located four kilometres on strike and adjacent to AngloGold Ashanti's prolific, high-grade Obuasi Mine, which has produced over 30 million ounces of gold since 1897.

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Forward Looking Statements

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Manfo Gold Project – Drill Results (Pokukrom East Zone and Sempekrom Area)
Section DHID From
Pokukrom East Gold Zone
49900 SPDD-174 17 24 7 0.30 102 117 -45
49700 SPDD-175 0 17 17 0.47 165 117 -45
38 43 5 1.66
72 81 9 0.55
109 158 49 0.52
including 125 142 17 0.79
49900 SPDD-176 7 21 14 0.48 136 117 -70
31 71 40 0.68
including 38 55 17 1.06
49700 SPDD-177 91 131 40 0.61 282 117 -45
141 153 12 0.54
49900 SPDD-178 22 34 12 1.68 254 117 -50
61 69 8 0.45
105 119 14 0.32
170 196 26 1.35
including 170 181 11 2.51
243 250 7 1.53
49700 SPDD-179 171 253 82 1.12 291 117 -70
including 217 231 14 3.12
49900 SPDD-180 41 58 17 0.82 351 117 -70
99 137 38 0.72
158 164 6 0.90
184 197 13 0.88
229 284 55 1.20
including 237 251 14 2.50
49750 SPDD-186 24 28 4 0.50 256 117 -70
150 167 17 0.94
174 177 3 10.29
including 175 176 1 29.50
182 184 2 2.93
190 252 62 1.17
including 210 232 22 2.61
Sempekrom Area
46400 SSDD-173 No significant results. 219 117 -45
1 Intervals are core length. At Pokukrom East, true width of holes drilled at -45° and -50° is estimated to be approximately core length, while true width of holes drilled at -65° and -70 ° is estimated to be approximately 90% of core length.

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Contact Information

  • Pelangio Exploration Inc.
    Ingrid Hibbard
    President & CEO
    905-875-3828 / Toll-free: 1-877-746-1632

    Pelangio Exploration Inc.
    Warren Bates
    Senior Vice President Exploration
    905-875-3828 / Toll-free: 1-877-746-1632

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    Martti Kangas