VANCOUVER, Nov. 13, 2012 /CNW/ - Reliance Resources Ltd. (the "Company" or "Reliance" ) (TSX: RI) is pleased to announce the completion of an additional 9 holes totalling 1,271m of diamond drilling on its 75%-owned Tanoyan Gold Project in Indonesia. To date, 19 holes totalling 2,802 metres have been completed in a planned 10,000 metre, Phase 2 program, which commenced after the publication of the NI 43-101 report and mineral resource estimate in March 2012 (Inferred mineral resource of 208,000 ounces of Au at 1.41 g/t Au). Drilling continues utilising 2 owner-operated drill rigs.
Highlights of the recent results include a wide intersection from TND105 which continues to confirm the consistency of a higher-grade and thicker gold mineralization zone, at intermediate levels of the North Sondana Block, especially between RLs 300m and 380m depth (see Figure 2).
This drilling gives important information regarding the geological controls on the mineralization within the vein system. In common with most epithermal gold vein systems, the ore-grade mineralization is localised within a number of shoots and a considerable amount of drilling is required to properly define them.
At North Sondana, drilling has continued to identify a remarkably consistent zone of higher-grade mineralization between RLs 300 and 380 and there is a suggestion that this zone may plunge to the south-west, as indicated by hole TND097: 12.6M @ 2.7 g/t Au.
Holes testing the vein at even deeper levels, have defined the lower limits of potentially economic mineralization in the North Sondana shoot (e.g. TND101: 10.7m @ 0.4 g/t Au and TND103: 12.2m @ 0.6 g/t Au). It must also be noted however, that technical drilling issues in both these holes, resulted in the termination of TND103 whilst still in vein, and TND101 was also not completed to it's planned depth.
Detailed structural and lithological information is now being used to build a sophisticated 3D model using specialist "Leapfrog" software, which will greatly assist future drill planning and resource modelling. A perspective view from the preliminary Leapfrog model of Sondana North is shown in Figure 3.
SOURCE Reliance Resources Ltd.