Radius & B2Gold Provide Trebol Update: Strong Gold-in-Soil Anomaly Defined, Drilling Planned
VANCOUVER, Feb. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Radius Gold Inc. (TSX-V: RDU) is
pleased to provide an update on recent work completed by B2Gold Corp.
(“B2Gold”) at the Trebol joint venture project in northeastern
Nicaragua. Highlights of their recent work include:
-- Soils taken from Cerro Domingo have returned gold values in excess of 17 g/t. -- Trenching at Trebol East is yielding strongly mineralized intervals such as 44.9m of 1.09 g/t gold (trench 111). -- B2Gold has applied for 3 new concessions which were recently registered with the Ministry of Mines and have been confirmed as open, subject to comment by local municipalities. -- B2Gold is planning 2,000m of core drilling in 16-18 holes to test the new Trebol East targets.
Radius is pleased to note the excellent progress that B2Gold is making
at Trebol and is looking forward to the start-up of the next phase of
diamond drilling, which will begin to test the new Trebol East
The new results show highly anomalous gold-in-soil values for samples
taken over the Cerro Domingo occurrence with gold assays locally in
excess of 17 g/t. The soil results clearly define an area of over 400m
in length by 130m in width with Au-in-soil values mostly in excess of 1
g/t. Maps of these anomalies are available on the Radius Gold website
Soil sampling from Trebol East has highlighted 3 zones of anomalous gold
values that require drilling. The northernmost zone shows at least 400m
of strike length with another smaller and lower grade zone to the south
(likely faulted) of some 200m of strike length. Another zone, which is
150m long, was defined 400m further south. (See soil anomaly and
trenching map on Radius’s website.)
Trenching of the northernmost part of Trebol East shows good continuity
of mineralization over approximately 250m meters of strike length.
Stockwork and vein mineralization trends roughly north south and dips
to the west. In addition, a short trench cut on a small knoll 100m west
of this zone has yielded 12.5m of 0.76 g/t Au (trench 112). The zone
continues to the south but may not be as continuous. Preparations are
underway for the drilling at Trebol East.
______________________________ | Trench |Interval (m)|Au (g/t)| |________|____________|________| |TREB-113| 44.6 | 0.81 | |________|____________|________| |TREB-111| 44.9 | 1.09 | |________|____________|________| |TREB-109| 26.9 | 0.86 | |________|____________|________| |TREB-108| 28.9 | 0.70 | |________|____________|________| |TREB-110| 13.5 | 1.12 | |________|____________|________|
Similarly, the southernmost zone, which is about 200m in strike length,
has also yielded some very good grades in the trenching. Trench
TREB 115, located 25 meters north of trench 102 (21m of 1.62 g/t Au),
contained 13.7m at 1.20 g/t Au.
B2Gold is proposing to drill 2,000m of HQ core drilling in 16 to 18
holes to test the new Trebol East targets. Drilling is scheduled to
begin in late February using a man-portable drill operated by Swiss
Boring. Drilling will test the key soil anomalies described above. Nine
holes are planned to test the northern zone over a strike of
approximately 740m, including the gold anomaly in trench TREB-111. The
remaining holes will test the anomalies at the southern end of Trebol
Mr. Roger Hulstein, B.Sc., P.Geo., is a member of the Association of
Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia and is the
Company’s Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101.
Mr. Hulstein has verified that the technical information in this
release is an accurate summary of the information provided by B2Gold to
Radius; however, Radius has not independently verified the information
provided by B2Gold.
Radius has been exploring for gold in Latin America for nearly a
decade. It has assembled interests in a portfolio of promising gold
projects throughout the region, including carried stakes in two
small-scale developing gold projects in Guatemala and Nicaragua, and a
number of 100% owned exploration plays, including the HB property in
Guatemala. Please call toll free 1-888-627-9378 or visit our web site (www.radiusgold.com).
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