Sona Hill drill core show widespread disseminated fine magnetite crystals within the hydrothermal halos and the strongly altered shear zone. The magnetite occurrence provides a potential geophysical marker that can help identify extensions of the gold mineralization system in the surrounding areas of Sona Hill.
Airborne magnetic surveys indicate elevated magnetic values extend around the Sona Hill area. Ground geophysical and infill geochemical surveys conducted in 2016, consisting of an 18-km ground Mag/IP pole-dipole (Induced Polarization) survey & 120 sample infill saprolite geochemistry program over a 1,000 x 1,500 m grid covering the Sona Hill Resource Area and areas to the west, northwest, and south confirm the elevated magnetic signature from airborne surveys.
The Magnetic, Induced Polarization, and saprolite geochemistry results from these surveys suggest the shear zone and hydrothermal halos with associated gold mineralization may extend both to the northwest, south, and down-dip to the west of the Sona Hill gold resource shell.
Additional drilling targeting anomalous areas identified within the Sona Hill Area are scheduled for reconnaissance and resource drilling during the next seasonal exploration campaign.