Hummingbird Resources Drill Results

23 April 2012
Hummingbird Resources Drill Results

Tuzon extends northwards and drilling commencing at Sackor, within the Dugbe 1 area

In advance of a number of upcoming site visits Hummingbird is pleased to announce its latest drill results from the first 17 holes of the northerly extension to the existing 2.05Moz Tuzon gold Resource. Hummingbird is also pleased to report that it has received a large amount of data back from trenching the Sackor gold target, 3km south west of its 1.8Moz Dugbe F gold Resource, with drilling commencing imminently.

Highlights (full table of results in appendix):

Tuzon drill data:

  • 19.32m @ 2.30g/t gold in TDC047
  • 6.87m @ 2.98g/t gold in TDC047
  • 6.54m @ 1.26g/t gold in TDC047
  • 13.00m @ 1.73g/t gold in TDC052
  • 22.38m @ 2.15g/t gold in TDC054
  • 29.46m @ 1.78g/t gold in TDC054
  • 21.35m @ 2.42g/t gold in TDC056
  • 9.40m @ 2.11g/t gold in TDC056
  • 9.76m @ 1.81g/t gold in TDC058

Sackor trench data:

  • 6m @ 1.83g/t gold in KHTR001
  • 20m @ 1.16g/t gold in KHTR002
  • 12m @ 1.15g/t gold in KHTR005

Dan Betts, CEO, commented:

"We have always been confident that the maiden 2.05Moz Tuzon Resource was still open and these initial results prove this. We are pleased with the extension drilling to date and look forward to a Resource upgrade at Tuzon in the near future. Drilling is about to commence at Sackor, a gold anomaly 3km south west of Dugbe F, on the back of positive trench results. This continues to show the potential for Hummingbird to add to its existing Resources within the Dugbe 1 area."

Please click below for a map of the Tuzon drill holes, and Sackor trench locations and proposed drill pads.

These drill hole results signal the likely extension of the Tuzon gold Resource to the north by 300m to 400m in strike length. We delineated our maiden 2.05Moz Resource at Tuzon in four months, drilling 9,400m over 43 drill holes. Since this period we have drilled a further 5,700m over 28 holes and are awaiting results on 11 drill holes. Tuzon remains open and results from the 11 outstanding holes will direct further drill locations in the future.

The Sackor target lies 3km south west of Dugbe F with existing road access from Dugbe Camp. Drilling is due to commence imminently for an initial programme of 2,000m over 14 holes. To date we have completed 3,000m of trenching over 12 trenches at Sackor giving a number of economic gold grade trench intersections. We are still awaiting a number of trench results that will potentially add to the initial drill targets.

David Pelham has reviewed and approved the technical information contained within this announcement in his capacity as a qualified person, as required under the AIM rules. David Pelham is Technical Director of the Company and is a member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.

For full news item and appendix, please see London Stock Exchange RNS.