Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Southern Gold commences drilling program for 2009-2010 field season in Cambodia

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

(Posted by CAAI News Media)

Diversified resources company Southern Gold (ASX:SAU) has announced the commencement of drilling operations for the 2009‐2010 Field Season on the Snoul gold and base metals tenements in Cambodia.

The 2,500m program is testing the continuity of gold mineralisation intersected at the Anchor Prospect including 8m @ 5.9g/t gold (SNRC09) and at the nearby Oh Pok prospect and will also test several other prospects identified from soil and/or trenching results.

Managing director Stephen Biggins said the drilling operations were the first of an extensive program of diamond core and Reverse Circulation drilling that would be completed by Southern Gold on its Cambodian Projects over the next few months.

It is planned that drilling operations will be carried out utilising 2‐3 man portable diamond core drill rigs and 2 RC (multi‐purpose) drill rigs.

A soil sampling program completed last week on the Snoul tenement collected 895 samples to identify new gold and base metal anomalies which can be prioritised for trenching and/or drill testing.

This program will also include infill sampling of previously identified targets within the tenement.

A soil sampling program has also commenced on the Kratie South JV (JOGMEC) tenements, Preak Khlong and O’Kthung, with the aim of identifying new gold and base metal anomalies for trench and/or drill testing.

Drilling operations will commence shortly on the Kratie North and South JV tenements, which are located in the same intrusive related gold district as Oz Minerals Ltd’s (ASX:OZL) Cambodian gold exploration projects.

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